Northwest Wildflowers

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Wildflower Destinations in the Pacific Northwest

Columbia River Gorge

bloomingAngel's Rest

Multnomah County, Oregon

Columbia River Gorge (USFS)

Elevation: 120'-1571'   Activity: hiking

Peak wildflower bloom at Angel's Rest is typically from early April through the end of June, but there may be some flowers blooming from mid-March until mid-July.* (In 2024, things are running a little later than usual.)

Links:
Photo albums: 2005, 2011, 2019

early bloomsBrooks Memorial State Park

Klickitat County, Washington

Washington State Parks

Elevation: 2500'-3000'   Activity: hiking

Peak wildflower bloom at Brooks Memorial State Park is typically from late April through late June, but there may be some flowers blooming from early April until early July.*

Links:
Photo albums: 2019, 2020, 2021

early bloomsCape Horn

Skamania County, Washington

Columbia River Gorge NSA

Elevation: 120'-1300'   Activity: hiking

Peak wildflower bloom at Cape Horn is typically from late April through late June, but there may be some flowers blooming from early April until mid-July.* (In 2024, things are running a little later than usual.)

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bloomingCatherine Creek

Klickitat County, Washington

Columbia River Gorge NSA

Elevation: 170'-1500'   Activity: walking + hiking

Peak wildflower bloom at Catherine Creek is typically from early March through late May, but there may be some flowers blooming from mid-February until mid-June.* (In 2024, things are running a little later than usual.)

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Photo albums: '06, '07, '07, '08, '10, '11, '12, '13, '14, '14, '16, '16, '17, '20, '21, '22, '23

bloomingChenoweth Tableland

Wasco County, Oregon

Columbia River Gorge (USFS)

Elevation: 380'-800'   Activity: hiking

Peak wildflower bloom at Chenoweth Tableland is typically from late March through late May, but there may be some flowers blooming from early March until mid-June.* (In 2024, things are running a little later than usual.)

Links:
Photo albums: 2019, 2021

not bloomingChinidere Mountain

Hood River County, Oregon

Mt. Hood National Forest

Elevation: 3970'-4673'   Activity: hiking

Peak wildflower bloom on Chinidere Mountain is typically from late May through early July, but there may be some flowers blooming from early May until the end of July.*

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bloomingColumbia Hills/Dalles Mountain Ranch

Klickitat County, Washington

Columbia Hills State Park

Elevation: 375'-1310'   Activity: hiking

Peak wildflower bloom in the Columbia Hills/Dalles Mountain Ranch is typically from late March through 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.)

Links:
Photo albums: 2017, 2019

not bloomingConboy Lake NWR

Klickitat County, Washington

Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Elevation: 1820'-1900'   Activity: hiking + drive

Peak wildflower bloom at Conboy Lake NWR is typically from early May through early July, but there may be some flowers blooming from late April until late July.*

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early bloomsCook Hill

Skamania County, Washington

Columbia River Gorge (USFS)

Elevation: 214'-3014'   Activity: hiking

Peak wildflower bloom on Cook Hill is typically from mid-April through mid-June, but there may be some flowers blooming from early April until the end of June.* (In 2024, things are running a little later than usual.)

Links:
Photo albums: 2016

bloomingCoyote Wall

Klickitat County, Washington

Columbia River Gorge (USFS)

Elevation: 100'-1650'   Activity: hiking & mountain biking

Peak wildflower bloom at Coyote Wall is typically from early March through mid-May, but there may be some flowers blooming from mid-February until the end of May.* (In 2024, things are running a little later than usual.)

Links:
Photo albums: 2015, 2017, 2020

early bloomsDalles Mountain Road

Klickitat County, Washington

public road through private land

Elevation: 670'-2300'   Activity: drive

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

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Photo albums: 2006, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019, 2021

early bloomsDog Mountain

Skamania County, Washington

Columbia River Gorge (USFS)

Elevation: 110'-2948'   Activity: hiking

Peak wildflower bloom on Dog Mountain is typically from mid-April through mid-June, but there may be some flowers blooming from early April until the end of June.* (In 2024, things are running a little later than usual.)

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Photo albums: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2023

bloomingDoug's Beach

Klickitat County, Washington

Doug's Beach State Park

Elevation: 112'-1600'   Activity: hiking

Peak wildflower bloom at Doug's Beach is typically from early March through early May, but there may be some flowers blooming from mid-February until the end of May.* (In 2024, things are running a little later than usual.)

Links:
Photo albums: 2017, 2019, 2020, 2022

early bloomsEagle Creek

Hood River County, Oregon

Columbia River Gorge (USFS)

Elevation: 150'-1200'   Activity: hiking

Peak wildflower bloom at Eagle Creek is typically from early April through early June, but there may be some flowers blooming from early March until early July.* (In 2024, things are running a little later than usual.)

Links:
Photo albums: 2014, 2015, 2022

not bloomingGrassy Knoll

Skamania County, Washington

Gifford Pinchot National Forest

Elevation: 2845'-3770'   Activity: hiking

Peak wildflower bloom at Grassy Knoll is typically from late May through early July, but there may be some flowers blooming from early May until late July.*

Links:
Photo albums: 2016, 2021

bloomingGreat Camas Patch

Skamania County, Washington

Nature Conservancy

Elevation: 140'-250'   Activity: walking

Peak wildflower bloom at Great Camas Patch is typically from mid-March through mid-May, but there may be some flowers blooming from early March until the end of May.*

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early bloomsHamilton Mountain

Skamania County, Washington

Beacon Rock State Park

Elevation: 1070'-2438'   Activity: hiking

Peak wildflower bloom on Hamilton Mountain is typically from late April through late June, but there may be some flowers blooming from late March until late July.* (In 2024, things are running a little later than usual.)

Links:
Photo albums: 2011, 2013, 2017, 2020, 2023

early bloomsHardy Ridge

Skamania County, Washington

Beacon Rock State Park

Elevation: 780'-2957'   Activity: hiking

Peak wildflower bloom on Hardy Ridge is typically from late April through late June, but there may be some flowers blooming from early April until mid-July.* (In 2024, things are running a little later than usual.)

Links:
Photo albums: 2012

bloomingHood River Mountain

Hood River County, Oregon

Hood River County Parks

Elevation: 1590'-2120'   Activity: hiking

Peak wildflower bloom on Hood River 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: 2010, 2022

bloomingHorsethief Butte

Klickitat County, Washington

Columbia Hills State Park

Elevation: 300'-490'   Activity: hiking

Peak wildflower bloom at Horsethief Butte is typically from early March through mid-May, but there may be some flowers blooming from mid-February until the end of May.* (In 2024, things are running a little later than usual.)

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Photo albums: 2013, 2017, 2020, 2021, 2021, 2022

bloomingThe Labyrinth

Klickitat County, Washington

Columbia River Gorge (USFS)

Elevation: 100'-1240'   Activity: hiking

Peak wildflower bloom at The Labyrinth is typically from early March through mid-May, but there may be some flowers blooming from mid-February until the end of May.* (In 2024, things are running a little later than usual.)

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Photo albums: 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2020, 2021

not bloomingLarch Mountain Crater

Multnomah County, Oregon

Mt. Hood National Forest

Elevation: 2782'-4050'   Activity: hiking

Peak wildflower bloom at Larch Mountain Crater is typically from early June through mid-July, but there may be some flowers blooming from early May until early August.*

Links:
Photo albums: 2007

bloomingLeidl Ridge

Klickitat County, Washington

Klickitat Wildlife Area (WDFW)

Elevation: 800'-2000'   Activity: hiking

Peak wildflower bloom on Leidl Ridge 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

bloomingLower Deschutes River

Sherman County, Oregon

Deschutes River State Recreation Area & BLM

Elevation: 173'-760'   Activity: walking/biking/hiking

Peak wildflower bloom at the Lower Deschutes River is typically from mid-March through mid-May, but there may be some flowers blooming from mid-February until mid-June.* (In 2024, things are running a little later than usual.)

Links:
Photo albums: 2014, 2018, 2021, 2023

bloomingLyle Cherry Orchard

Klickitat County, Washington

Friends of the Columbia Gorge

Elevation: 112'-1100'   Activity: hiking

Peak wildflower bloom at Lyle Cherry Orchard is typically from early March through early May, but there may be some flowers blooming from mid-February until the end of May.* (In 2024, things are running a little later than usual.)

Links:
Photo albums: 2009, 2014, 2020, 2021, 2022

early bloomsMcCord Creek/Elowah Falls

Multnomah County, Oregon

Oregon State Parks & USFS

Elevation: 125'-540'   Activity: hiking

Peak wildflower bloom at McCord Creek/Elowah Falls is typically from early April through early June, but there may be some flowers blooming from early March until early July.* (In 2024, things are running a little later than usual.)

Links:
Photo albums: 2011, 2021

bloomingMemaloose Hills

Wasco County, Oregon

Columbia River Gorge (USFS)

Elevation: 250'-957'   Activity: hiking

Peak wildflower bloom in the Memaloose Hills is typically from late March through late May, but there may be some flowers blooming from late February until late June.* (In 2024, things are running a little later than usual.)

Links:
Photo albums: 2012, 2016, 2020

bloomingMill Creek Ridge Preserve

Wasco County, Oregon

Columbia Land Trust

Elevation: 1040'-1504'   Activity: hiking

Peak wildflower bloom at Mill Creek Ridge Preserve is typically from late March through 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.)

Links:
Photo albums: 2022, 2023

bloomingMosier Plateau

Wasco County, Oregon

Friends of the Columbia Gorge

Elevation: 115'-570'   Activity: hiking

Peak wildflower bloom at Mosier Plateau is typically from early March through mid-May, but there may be some flowers blooming from mid-February until the end of May.* (In 2024, things are running a little later than usual.)

Links:
Photo albums: 2015, 2018, 2023

closedMunra Point

Multnomah County, Oregon

Columbia River Gorge (USFS)

Elevation: 80'-1887'   Activity: hiking/scrambling

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

Links:
Photo albums: 2012, 2013, 2016

early bloomsNestor Peak

Klickitat County, Washington

Washington Dept. of Natural Resources

Elevation: 1860'-3143'   Activity: hiking

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

Links:
Photo albums: 2020

not bloomingRooster Rock/Sand Island

Multnomah County, Oregon

Rooster Rock State Park

Elevation: 10'-60'   Activity: walking

Peak wildflower bloom at Rooster Rock/Sand Island is typically from early August through mid-September, but there may be some flowers blooming from mid-July until the end of September.*

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Photo albums: 2021

bloomingRowena Plateau/Tom McCall Preserve

Wasco County, Oregon

Mayer State Park & Nature Conservancy

Elevation: 430'-700'   Activity: walking

Peak wildflower bloom at Rowena Plateau/Tom McCall Preserve is typically from late March through late May, but there may be some flowers blooming from late February until late June.* (In 2024, things are running a little later than usual.)

Links:
Photo albums: 2007, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2016, 2018, 2021

bloomingSeven-Mile Hill

Wasco County, Oregon

Columbia River Gorge (USFS)

Elevation: 560'-2050'   Activity: hiking

Peak wildflower bloom on Seven-Mile Hill is typically from late March through 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.)

Links:
Photo albums: 2012

not bloomingSilver Star Mountain

Clark & Skamania Counties, Washington

Yacolt Burn State Forest & Gifford Pinchot National Forest

Elevation: 2385'-4374'   Activity: hiking

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

Links:
Photo albums: 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2019

bloomingSoda Springs Wildlife Area

Klickitat County, Washington

Klickitat Wildlife Area (WDFW)

Elevation: 700'-2000'   Activity: walking/biking/hiking

Peak wildflower bloom at Soda Springs Wildlife Area 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: 2020, 2021, 2023

early bloomsStacker Butte

Klickitat County, Washington

Columbia Hills State Park

Elevation: 2080'-3220'   Activity: hiking

Peak wildflower bloom at Stacker Butte is typically from early April through late May, but there may be some flowers blooming from mid-March until mid-June.* (In 2024, things are running a little later than usual.)

Links:
Photo albums: 2006, 2015, 2021

early bloomsSurveyor's Ridge/Bald Butte

Hood River County, Oregon

Mt. Hood National Forest

Elevation: 2500'-3764'   Activity: hiking

Peak wildflower bloom on Surveyor's Ridge/Bald Butte is typically from late April through late June, but there may be some flowers blooming from early April until early July.*

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bloomingSwale Canyon/Klickitat Trail

Klickitat County, Washington

Washington State Parks

Elevation: 550'-1560'   Activity: walking/biking/hiking

Peak wildflower bloom in Swale Canyon/Klickitat Trail is typically from late March through 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.)

Links:
Photo albums: 2014

not bloomingTable Mountain

Skamania County, Washington

Columbia River Gorge (USFS) & Washington DNR

Elevation: 128'-3417'   Activity: hiking

Peak wildflower bloom on Table Mountain is typically from early May through the end of June, but there may be some flowers blooming from mid-April until mid-July.* (In 2024, things are running a little later than usual.)

Links:
Photo albums: 2012

bloomingTom McCall Point

Wasco County, Oregon

Mayer State Park & Nature Conservancy

Elevation: 700'-1722'   Activity: hiking

Peak wildflower bloom at Tom McCall Point is typically from late March through 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.)

Links:
Photo albums: 2007, 2016

bloomingWahkeena Falls & Multnomah Falls

Multnomah County, Oregon

Columbia River Gorge (USFS)

Elevation: 45'-1574'   Activity: hiking

Peak wildflower bloom at Wahkeena Falls & Multnomah Falls is typically from early April through the end of June, but there may be some flowers blooming from mid-March until mid-July.* (In 2024, things are running a little later than usual.)

Links:
Photo albums: 2011, 2019, 2023

* 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.