Northwest Wildflowers

Wildflower Destinations > Columbia River Gorge (East)

Columbia Hills/Dalles Mountain Ranch

Klickitat County, Washington

Columbia Hills State Park

Fees: WA Discover Pass

Activity: hiking

Elevation: 375'-1310'

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

Notes: These trails can also be accessed via the Crawford Oaks Trailhead on Highway 14. (A Discover Pass is required either way.)

Peak wildflower bloom in the Columbia Hills/Dalles Mountain Ranch is typically from late March through April into late May, but there may be some flowers blooming from early March until early June.* (In 2024, things are running a little later than usual.)

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.