Northwest Wildflowers

Wildflower Destinations > Northern California

China Hill

Siskiyou County, California

City of Yreka

Fees: none

Activity: walking

Elevation: 2745'-2956'

Current status (as of 4/19/24): blooming

Notes: The main attraction here is "Yreka phlox" (Phlox hirsuta), which grows in only 4 known locations, all within a few miles of Yreka.

Peak wildflower bloom on China Hill is typically from early April through early May, but there may be some flowers blooming from late March until late May.*

Typical year:

Featured plants: Phlox hirsuta, Boechera subpinnatifida

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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.