Northwest Wildflowers

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Wildflower Destinations in the Pacific Northwest

Region: Columbia River Gorge (West)

Troutdale to Hood River on the Oregon side, Camas to Carson on the Washington side

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 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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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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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

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.)

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

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.)

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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

bloomingLacamas Park

Clark County, Washington

Clark County Parks

Elevation: 50'-320'   Activity: walking + hiking

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

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Photo albums: 2018

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.*

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Photo albums: 2007

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

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.*

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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.*

Links:
Photo albums: 2021

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.*

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

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

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.