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Wildflower Destinations in the Pacific Northwest

Region: Blue Mountains

Northeastern Oregon, far-southeastern Washington, the Wallowa Mountains, and Hells Canyon — including a bit of Idaho

not bloomingAldrich Mountains

Grant County, Oregon

Malheur National Forest

Elevation: 5220'-6987'   Activity: drive

Peak wildflower bloom in the Aldrich Mountains is typically from mid-June through mid-August, but there may be some flowers blooming from early June until the end of August.*

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Photo albums: 2021

not bloomingAnthony Lakes

Baker County, Oregon

Wallowa-Whitman National Forest

Elevation: 7140'-8190'   Activity: hiking

Peak wildflower bloom at Anthony Lakes is typically from late June through early August, but there may be some flowers blooming from early June until the end of August.*

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Photo albums: 2020

not bloomingBear Basin

Valley County, Idaho

Payette National Forest

Elevation: 5330'-5420'   Activity: drive + walking

Peak wildflower bloom at Bear Basin is typically from late May through late July, but there may be some flowers blooming from mid-May until the end of July.*

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not bloomingBuckhorn Lookout

Wallowa County, Oregon

Wallowa-Whitman National Forest

Elevation: 5200'-5331'   Activity: walking

Peak wildflower bloom at Buckhorn Lookout is typically from mid-May through mid-July, but there may be some flowers blooming from early May until the end of July.*

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not bloomingCatherine Creek State Park

Union County, Oregon

Elevation: 3200'-3600'   Activity: hiking

Peak wildflower bloom at Catherine Creek State Park is typically from early May through the end of June, but there may be some flowers blooming from mid-April until mid-July.*

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Photo albums: 2021

not bloomingDixie Butte

Grant County, Oregon

Malheur National Forest

Elevation: 6825'-7592'   Activity: walking/hiking

Peak wildflower bloom at Dixie Butte is typically from mid-June through mid-August, but there may be some flowers blooming from early June until the end of August.*

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Photo albums: 2020

not bloomingFields Peak

Grant County, Oregon

Malheur National Forest

Elevation: 5530'-7362'   Activity: hiking

Peak wildflower bloom on Fields Peak is typically from mid-June through mid-August, but there may be some flowers blooming from early June until the end of August.*

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Photo albums: 2020

not bloomingGriffin Peak

Columbia County, Washington

Umatilla National Forest

Elevation: 5400'-5682'   Activity: hiking

Peak wildflower bloom on Griffin Peak is typically from late May through late July, but there may be some flowers blooming from early May until early August.*

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not bloomingHeaven's Gate Lookout

Idaho County, Idaho

Nez Perce National Forest

Elevation: 8136'-8429'   Activity: hiking

Peak wildflower bloom at Heaven's Gate Lookout is typically from late June through early August, but there may be some flowers blooming from early June until the end of August.*

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not bloomingHells Canyon

Wallowa County, Oregon

Wallowa-Whitman National Forest

Elevation: 1495'-2268'   Activity: drive + hiking

Peak wildflower bloom in Hells Canyon is typically from early April through the end of May, but there may be some flowers blooming from mid-March until mid-June.*

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Photo albums: 2021

not bloomingHells Canyon Scenic Byway

Wallowa County, Oregon

Wallowa-Whitman National Forest

Elevation: 2278'-6113'   Activity: drive

Peak wildflower bloom along Hells Canyon Scenic Byway is typically from mid-May through mid-July, but there may be some flowers blooming from early May until the end of July.*

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not bloomingIsqúulktpe Creek Overlook

Umatilla County, Oregon

Blue Mountain Forest State Scenic Corridor

Elevation: 3700'-3740'   Activity: walking

Peak wildflower bloom at Isqúulktpe Creek Overlook is typically from mid-April through mid-June, but there may be some flowers blooming from early April until the end of June.*

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Photo albums: 2021, 2022

not bloomingKendall Skyline Road

Columbia County, Washington

Umatilla National Forest

Elevation: 3000'-5732'   Activity: drive

Peak wildflower bloom along Kendall Skyline Road is typically from mid-May through mid-July, but there may be some flowers blooming from early May until the end of July.*

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not bloomingKleinschmidt Grade & Council-Cuprum Road

Adams County, Idaho

Wallowa-Whitman National Forest

Elevation: 1710'-5036'   Activity: drive + hiking

Peak wildflower bloom at Kleinschmidt Grade & Council-Cuprum Road is typically from mid-April through mid-June, but there may be some flowers blooming from early April until the end of June.*

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Photo albums: 2021

not bloomingLogan Valley

Grant County, Oregon

Malheur National Forest

Elevation: 4940'-5400'   Activity: drive + walking

Peak wildflower bloom at Logan Valley is typically from early June through the end of July, but there may be some flowers blooming from mid-May until mid-August.*

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not bloomingLookout Mountain Road

Baker County, Oregon

Bureau of Land Management

Elevation: 2373'-7102'   Activity: drive + walking

Peak wildflower bloom along Lookout Mountain Road is typically from early April through the end of May, but there may be some flowers blooming from mid-March until mid-June.*

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Photo albums: 2017, 2021

not bloomingMount Howard

Wallowa County, Oregon

Wallowa-Whitman National Forest

Elevation: 7960'-8241'   Activity: hiking

Peak wildflower bloom at Mt. Howard is typically from early July through the end of August, but there may be some flowers blooming from mid-June until mid-September.*

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not bloomingNorth Fork Umatilla River

Umatilla County, Oregon

Umatilla National Forest

Elevation: 2354'-5100'   Activity: hiking

Peak wildflower bloom at the North Fork Umatilla River is typically from mid-May through mid-July, but there may be some flowers blooming from mid-April until mid-August.*

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not bloomingOlive Lake & Saddle Camp

Grant County, Oregon

Umatilla National Forest

Elevation: 6050'-7080'   Activity: hiking

Peak wildflower bloom at Olive Lake & Saddle Camp is typically from early June through early August, but there may be some flowers blooming from late May until late August.*

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not bloomingPhillips Lake

Wallowa County, Oregon

Wallowa-Whitman National Forest

Elevation: 4075'-4125'   Activity: hiking

Peak wildflower bloom at Phillips Lake is typically from early May through the end of June, but there may be some flowers blooming from mid-April until mid-July.*

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not bloomingPittsburg Landing

Idaho County, Idaho

Wallowa-Whitman National Forest

Elevation: 1500'-4300'   Activity: drive + walking/hiking

Peak wildflower bloom at Pittsburg Landing is typically from early April through the end of May, but there may be some flowers blooming from mid-March until mid-June.*

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not bloomingPuffer Butte

Asotin County, Washington

Fields Spring State Park

Elevation: 3785'-4490'   Activity: hiking

Peak wildflower bloom at Puffer Butte is typically from early May through the end of June, but there may be some flowers blooming from mid-April until mid-July.*

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not bloomingSawtooth Ridge

Columbia County, Washington

Umatilla National Forest

Elevation: 5000'-6000'   Activity: hiking

Peak wildflower bloom on Sawtooth Ridge is typically from late May through late July, but there may be some flowers blooming from early May until early August.*

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not bloomingScabland Sagebrush Site

Adams County, Idaho

Payette National Forest

Elevation: 4430'-4570'   Activity: walking

Peak wildflower bloom at Scabland Sagebrush Site is typically from mid-April through mid-June, but there may be some flowers blooming from early April until the end of June.*

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not bloomingSkyline Road

Umatilla County, Oregon

Umatilla National Forest

Elevation: 3890'-5815'   Activity: drive

Peak wildflower bloom along Skyline Road is typically from late May through late July, but there may be some flowers blooming from early May until early August.*

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not bloomingStrawberry Mountain

Grant County, Oregon

Malheur National Forest

Elevation: 6700'-9038'   Activity: hiking

Peak wildflower bloom on Strawberry Mountain is typically from late June through early August, but there may be some flowers blooming from early June until the end of August.*

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Photo albums: 2018, 2021

not bloomingTiger Canyon

Umatilla County, Oregon

Umatilla National Forest

Elevation: 2350'-5700'   Activity: drive

Peak wildflower bloom in Tiger Canyon is typically from early May through the end of July, but there may be some flowers blooming from mid-April until mid-August.*

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not bloomingTwin Lakes/Elkhorn Crest

Baker County, Oregon

Wallowa-Whitman National Forest

Elevation: 5520'-8300'   Activity: hiking

Peak wildflower bloom at Twin Lakes/Elkhorn Crest is typically from late June through early August, but there may be some flowers blooming from early June until the end of August.*

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Photo albums: 2021

not bloomingVinegar Hill

Grant County, Oregon

Malheur National Forest

Elevation: 6140'-8130'   Activity: drive

Peak wildflower bloom on Vinegar Hill is typically from mid-June through mid-August, but there may be some flowers blooming from early June until the end of August.*

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Photo albums: 2021

not bloomingZumwalt Prairie

Wallowa County, Oregon

Nature Conservancy

Elevation: 2200'-5200'   Activity: drive + walking

Peak wildflower bloom at Zumwalt Prairie is typically from early May through early July, but there may be some flowers blooming from mid-April until the end of July.*

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* The dates given on this Web site for each location's blooming season are only estimates and can vary from year to year. Weather conditions in the winter and spring can shift these dates by up to a month, especially in the mountains. For the latest updates, check the Oregon Wildflowers or PortlandHikers Facebook groups, or browse the most recent postings to iNaturalist or Instagram.