Northwest Wildflowers

Wildflower Destinations > Columbia River Gorge (East)

Dalles Mountain Road

Klickitat County, Washington

public road through private land

Fees: none

Activity: drive

Elevation: 670'-2300'

Current status (as of 7/14/24): not blooming

Notes: Some of the best balsamroot slopes are on private land just east of Columbia Hills State Park. The road is on a public right-of-way, but don't go beyond the fences, because the landowners (Schreiner Farms) are hostile to hikers and photographers.

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.*

Typical year:

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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.