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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

bloomingBrooks Memorial State Park

Klickitat County, Washington

Washington State Parks

Elevation: 2500'-3000'

Peak wildflower bloom at Brooks Memorial State Park is typically from mid-April through mid-June, but there may be some flowers blooming from early April until the end of June.* (In 2022, things are running later than normal.)

Links:
Photo albums: 2019, 2020, 2021

early/late bloomsCatherine Creek

Klickitat County, Washington

Columbia River Gorge NSA

Elevation: 170'-1500'

Peak wildflower bloom at Catherine Creek is typically from early March through late May, but there may be some flowers blooming from early February until late June.* (In 2022, things are running later than normal.)

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

early/late bloomsChenoweth Tableland

Wasco County, Oregon

Columbia River Gorge (USFS)

Elevation: 380'-800'

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 2022, things are running later than normal.)

Links:
Photo albums: 2019, 2021

early/late bloomsColumbia Hills/Dalles Mountain Ranch

Klickitat County, Washington

Columbia Hills State Park

Elevation: 375'-1310'

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 2022, things are running later than normal.)

Links:
Photo albums: 2017, 2019

not bloomingCoyote Wall

Klickitat County, Washington

Columbia River Gorge (USFS)

Elevation: 100'-1650'

Peak wildflower bloom at Coyote Wall is typically from late February through early May, but there may be some flowers blooming from early February until the end of May.* (In 2022, things are running later than normal.)

Links:
Photo albums: 2015, 2017, 2020

early/late bloomsDalles Mountain Road

Klickitat County, Washington

public road through private land

Elevation: 670'-2300'

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 2022, things are running later than normal.)

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

not bloomingDoug's Beach

Klickitat County, Washington

Doug's Beach State Park

Elevation: 112'-1600'

Peak wildflower bloom at Doug's Beach is typically from early March through the end of April, but there may be some flowers blooming from early February until the end of May.* (In 2022, things are running later than normal.)

Links:
Photo albums: 2017, 2019, 2020

early/late bloomsHood River Mountain

Hood River County, Oregon

Hood River County Parks

Elevation: 1590'-2120'

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.* (In 2022, things are running later than normal.)

Links:
Photo albums: 2010

early/late bloomsHorsethief Butte

Klickitat County, Washington

Columbia Hills State Park

Elevation: 300'-490'

Peak wildflower bloom at Horsethief Butte is typically from early March through mid-May, but there may be some flowers blooming from early February until early June.* (In 2022, things are running later than normal.)

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

not bloomingThe Labyrinth

Klickitat County, Washington

Columbia River Gorge (USFS)

Elevation: 100'-1240'

Peak wildflower bloom at The Labyrinth is typically from late February through early May, but there may be some flowers blooming from early February until the end of May.* (In 2022, things are running later than normal.)

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

early/late bloomsLeidl Ridge

Klickitat County, Washington

Klickitat Wildlife Area (WDFW)

Elevation: 800'-2000'

Peak wildflower bloom on Leidl Ridge is typically from late March through late May, but there may be some flowers blooming from early March until early June.* (In 2022, things are running later than normal.)

Links:
Photo albums: 2019

early/late bloomsLower Deschutes River

Sherman County, Oregon

Deschutes River State Recreation Area & BLM

Elevation: 173'-760'

Peak wildflower bloom at the Lower Deschutes River is typically from early March through early May, but there may be some flowers blooming from early February until early June.* (In 2022, things are running later than normal.)

Links:
Photo albums: 2014, 2018, 2021

not bloomingLyle Cherry Orchard

Klickitat County, Washington

Friends of the Columbia Gorge

Elevation: 112'-1100'

Peak wildflower bloom at Lyle Cherry Orchard is typically from early March through the end of April, but there may be some flowers blooming from early February until the end of May.* (In 2022, things are running later than normal.)

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

early/late bloomsMemaloose Hills

Wasco County, Oregon

Columbia River Gorge (USFS)

Elevation: 250'-957'

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 2022, things are running later than normal.)

Links:
Photo albums: 2012, 2016, 2020

early/late bloomsMill Creek Ridge Preserve

Wasco County, Oregon

Columbia Land Trust

Elevation: 1040'-1504'

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 2022, things are running later than normal.)

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early/late bloomsMosier Plateau

Wasco County, Oregon

Friends of the Columbia Gorge

Elevation: 115'-570'

Peak wildflower bloom on Mosier Plateau is typically from early March through early May, but there may be some flowers blooming from early February until early June.* (In 2022, things are running later than normal.)

Links:
Photo albums: 2015, 2018

early/late bloomsRowena Plateau

Wasco County, Oregon

Mayer State Park & Nature Conservancy

Elevation: 430'-700'

Peak wildflower bloom on Rowena Plateau is typically from late March through late May, but there may be some flowers blooming from late February until late June.* (In 2022, things are running later than normal.)

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

early/late bloomsSeven-Mile Hill

Wasco County, Oregon

Columbia River Gorge (USFS)

Elevation: 560'-2050'

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 2022, things are running later than normal.)

Links:
Photo albums: 2012

early/late bloomsSoda Springs Wildlife Area

Klickitat County, Washington

Klickitat Wildlife Area (WDFW)

Elevation: 700'-2000'

Peak wildflower bloom at Soda Springs Wildlife Area is typically from late March through late May, but there may be some flowers blooming from early March until early June.* (In 2022, things are running later than normal.)

Links:
Photo albums: 2020, 2021

early/late bloomsStacker Butte

Klickitat County, Washington

Columbia Hills State Park

Elevation: 2080'-3220'

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 2022, things are running later than normal.)

Links:
Photo albums: 2006, 2015, 2021

bloomingSurveyor's Ridge/Bald Butte

Hood River County, Oregon

Mt. Hood National Forest

Elevation: 2500'-3764'

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.* (In 2022, things are running later than normal.)

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early/late bloomsSwale Canyon/Klickitat Trail

Klickitat County, Washington

Washington State Parks

Elevation: 550'-1560'

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 mid-June.* (In 2022, things are running later than normal.)

Links:
Photo albums: 2014

early/late bloomsTom McCall Point

Wasco County, Oregon

Mayer State Park & Nature Conservancy

Elevation: 700'-1722'

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 2022, things are running later than normal.)

Links:
Photo albums: 2007, 2016

* 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.