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Wildflower Destinations in the Pacific Northwest

Columbia Plateau

not 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 early March until late June.*

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Photo albums: 2016

not 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 the end of May, but there may be some flowers blooming from mid-March until mid-June.*

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Photo albums: 2016, 2019

not bloomingCowiche Canyon

Yakima County, Washington

Cowiche Canyon Conservancy

Elevation: 1285'-1844'   Activity: hiking

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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not bloomingEcho Ridge

Chelan County, Washington

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest

Elevation: 2600'-4324'   Activity: hiking

Peak wildflower bloom on Echo Ridge is typically from early May through the end of June, but there may be some flowers blooming from mid-April until mid-July.*

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not bloomingFishtrap Lake

Lincoln County, Washington

Bureau of Land Management

Elevation: 1980'-2170'   Activity: walking/biking/hiking

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

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not bloomingHanford Reach/White Bluffs

Grant County, Washington

Hanford Reach National Monument

Elevation: 400'-700'   Activity: hiking

Peak wildflower bloom at Hanford Reach/White Bluffs 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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not bloomingKamiak Butte

Whitman County, Washington

Kamiak Butte County Park

Elevation: 2900'-3641'   Activity: hiking

Peak wildflower bloom at Kamiak Butte is typically from late April through late June, but there may be some flowers blooming from late March until late July.*

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not 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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not bloomingRattlesnake Slope

Yakima County, Washington

Rattlesnake Slope Wildlife Area (WDFW)

Elevation: 470'-1100'   Activity: hiking

Peak wildflower bloom at Rattlesnake Slope is typically from late March through late May, but there may be some flowers blooming from early March until early June.*

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not 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.*

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Photo albums: 2021

not bloomingSteamboat Rock

Grant County, Washington

Steamboat Rock State Park

Elevation: 1585'-2290'   Activity: hiking

Peak wildflower bloom at Steamboat Rock 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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Photo albums: 2019

not bloomingSteptoe Butte

Whitman County, Washington

Steptoe Butte State Park

Elevation: 2600'-3612'   Activity: walking

Peak wildflower bloom at Steptoe Butte is typically from late April through late June, but there may be some flowers blooming from late March until late July.*

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not bloomingTurnbull NWR

Spokane County, Washington

Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge

Elevation: 2250'-2350'   Activity: walking/biking/hiking

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

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not bloomingUmtanum Creek Canyon

Yakima County, Washington

BLM & Wenas Wildlife Area (WDFW)

Elevation: 1350'-1550'   Activity: walking

Peak wildflower bloom in Umtanum Creek 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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not 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.*

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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.