Northwest Wildflowers

Wildflower Destinations > High Cascades (Oregon)

Bonney Meadows/Boulder Lake

Hood River County, Oregon

Mt. Hood National Forest

Fees: none

Activity: hiking

Elevation: 4365'-5230'

Current status (as of 6/3/23): early blooms

Peak wildflower bloom at Bonney Meadows/Boulder Lake is typically from early June through late July, but there may be some flowers blooming from mid-May until mid-August.* (In 2023, things are running a little later than usual.)

Typical year:

If you have a high-clearance vehicle, you can access Bonney Meadows with zero effort by driving to Bonney Meadows Campground.

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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.