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Wildflower Destinations > Western Cascades (Oregon)

Castle Rock

Lane County, Oregon

Willamette National Forest

Fees: none

Activity: hiking

Elevation: 3162'-3808'

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

Notes: From "This is a great place to go while you wait for the higher mountains to start flowering. Although it is a very short hike and at a relatively low elevation, it feels like you are much higher in the mountains because of the serious cliffs below the summit and the wonderful view. It’s an excellent place to look for rock ferns including the uncommon Woodsia scopulina."

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

Typical year:

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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.