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Castle Crags

Shasta County, California

Castle Crags State Park

Fees: California State Parks

Activity: hiking

Elevation: 2580'-4705'

Current status (as of 7/14/24): blooming

Notes: The main reason to go to Castle Crags is the amazing scenery. But if you look closely, there are also a few endemic wildflowers tucked into the granite. (And while you're in the neighborhood, be sure to head west on Castle Creek Road and check out the Shasta-Trinity Divide.)

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

Typical year:

Featured plants: Campanula shetleri, Ivesia longibracteata

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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.