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Wildflower Destinations in the Pacific Northwest

Region: Columbia River Gorge (East)

Hood River and The Dalles to Arlington and Willow Creek on the Oregon side; White Salmon and most of Klickitat County on the Washington side

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 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.*

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Photo albums: 2019, 2020, 2021

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

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.*

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Photo albums: 2020, 2021, 2023

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.)

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Photo albums: 2014

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

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.)

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Photo albums: 2006, 2015, 2021

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.)

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Photo albums: 2015, 2017, 2020

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

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.)

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

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

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.)

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

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.)

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Photo albums: 2012, 2016, 2020

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.)

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Photo albums: 2017, 2019, 2020, 2022

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

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.)

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Photo albums: 2017, 2019

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

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

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.)

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Photo albums: 2012

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

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

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

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.)

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Photo albums: 2022, 2023

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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* 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.