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Wildflower Destinations in the Pacific Northwest

Region: Central Washington

Shrub-steppe and foothills around Yakima, Ellensburg, Wenatchee, Leavenworth, and the Entiat Mountains

bloomingAncient Lakes

Grant County, Washington

Quincy Lakes Wildlife Area (WDFW)

Elevation: 825'-1015'   Activity: hiking

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

Links:
Photo albums: 2016

past peakBasalt Gardens/Wanapum Dunes

Grant County, Washington

Bureau of Reclamation

Elevation: 815'-990'   Activity: hiking

Peak wildflower bloom at Basalt Gardens/Wanapum Dunes is typically from late March through late May, but there may be some flowers blooming from early March until early June.*

Links:
Photo albums: 2023

bloomingBeezley Hills Preserve

Grant County, Washington

Nature Conservancy

Elevation: 1800'-2880'   Activity: hiking

Peak wildflower bloom at Beezley Hills Preserve is typically from early April through early June, but there may be some flowers blooming from late March until late June.*

Links:
Photo albums: 2016, 2019

bloomingCamas Meadows

Chelan County, Washington

Camas Meadows Natural Area Preserve

Elevation: 2800'-3300'   Activity: walking + hiking

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

Links:
Photo albums: 2021

bloomingCowiche Canyon

Yakima County, Washington

Cowiche Canyon Conservancy

Elevation: 1285'-1844'   Activity: hiking & mountain biking

Peak wildflower bloom in Cowiche 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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bloomingKeystone Point

Chelan County, Washington

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest

Elevation: 740'-3900'   Activity: hiking

Peak wildflower bloom at Keystone Point 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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bloomingLeavenworth Ski Hill

Chelan County, Washington

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest

Elevation: 1440'-3000'   Activity: hiking & mountain biking

Peak wildflower bloom on Leavenworth Ski Hill is typically from mid-April through the end of May, but there may be some flowers blooming from late March until late June.*

Links:
Photo albums: 2019

bloomingMad River

Chelan County, Washington

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest

Elevation: 1630'-2400'   Activity: hiking

Peak wildflower bloom at the Mad River 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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past peakOlalla Canyon

Chelan County, Washington

Public road through private land

Elevation: 2000'-3000'   Activity: drive

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

Links:
Photo albums: 2016

past peakPeshastin Pinnacles

Chelan County, Washington

Peshastin Pinnacles State Park

Elevation: 1030'-1500'   Activity: hiking

Peak wildflower bloom at Peshastin Pinnacles is typically from early April through late May, but there may be some flowers blooming from mid-March until mid-June.*

Links:
Photo albums: 2016, 2019

past peakSauer's Mountain

Chelan County, Washington

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest

Elevation: 1343'-3116'   Activity: hiking

Peak wildflower bloom on Sauer's Mountain is typically from early April through late May, but there may be some flowers blooming from mid-March until mid-June.*

Links:
Photo albums: 2016

bloomingSnow Mountain Ranch

Yakima County, Washington

Cowiche Canyon Conservancy

Elevation: 1894'-2968'   Activity: hiking

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

Links:
Photo albums: 2021

bloomingUmtanum Ridge/Baldy Mountain

Kittitas County, Washington

BLM & Wenas Wildlife Area (WDFW)

Elevation: 1295'-3225'   Activity: hiking

Peak wildflower bloom on Umtanum Ridge/Baldy Mountain is typically from early April through early June, but there may be some flowers blooming from late March until late June.*

Links:
Photo albums: 2023

bloomingWaterworks Canyon

Yakima County, Washington

Oak Creek Wildlife Area (WDFW)

Elevation: 1645'-3370'   Activity: hiking

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

Links:
Photo albums: 2023

past peakWenatchee Foothills

Chelan County, Washington

Chelan-Douglas Land Trust

Elevation: 1000'-2500'   Activity: hiking

Peak wildflower bloom in the Wenatchee Foothills is typically from early April through late May, but there may be some flowers blooming from mid-March until mid-June.*

Links:
Photo albums: 2016

bloomingWild Horse Wind Farm

Kittitas County, Washington

Puget Sound Energy

Elevation: 2600'-3600'   Activity: drive + walking

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

Links:
Photo albums: 2019

* 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.