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Wildflower Destinations in the Pacific Northwest

Deschutes River Basin

bloomingAlder Springs/Whychus Creek Canyon

Jefferson County, Oregon

Crooked River National Grassland

Elevation: 2100'-2600'

Peak wildflower bloom at Alder Springs/Whychus Creek Canyon is typically from mid-April through mid-June, but there may be some flowers blooming from early April until the end of June.*

Links:
Photo albums: 2008

early/late bloomsBlack Butte

Deschutes County, Oregon

Deschutes National Forest

Elevation: 3700'-6436'

Peak wildflower bloom at Black Butte 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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bloomingCriterion Tract

Wasco County, Oregon

Bureau of Land Management

Elevation: 935'-3175'

Peak wildflower bloom at Criterion Tract is typically from late March through early June, but there may be some flowers blooming from early March until the end of June.*

Links:
Photo albums: 2020

bloomingGray Butte

Jefferson County, Oregon

Crooked River National Grassland

Elevation: 3700'-4300'

Peak wildflower bloom at Gray Butte is typically from mid-April through mid-June, but there may be some flowers blooming from early April until the end of June.*

Links:
Photo albums: 2019, 2019

bloomingPostage Stamp Butte

Wasco County, Oregon

White River Wildlife Area (ODFW)

Elevation: 2400'-2978'

Peak wildflower bloom at Postage Stamp Butte is typically from early April through early June, but there may be some flowers blooming from late March until late June.*

Links:
Photo albums: 2020

bloomingSmith Rock

Jefferson County, Oregon

Smith Rock State Park

Elevation: 2620'-3300'

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

Links:
Photo albums: 2016, 2017

bloomingSmock Prairie

Wasco County, Oregon

White River Wildlife Area (ODFW)

Elevation: 2100'-2600'

Peak wildflower bloom at Smock Prairie 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

bloomingTygh Creek Trail

Wasco County, Oregon

Mt. Hood National Forest

Elevation: 2577'-5400'

Peak wildflower bloom on the Tygh Creek Trail is typically from early May through the end of June, but there may be some flowers blooming from mid-April until mid-July.*

Links:
Photo albums: 2020

bloomingWhychus Canyon Preserve

Deschutes County, Oregon

Deschutes Land Trust

Elevation: 2780'-3137'

Peak wildflower bloom at Whychus Canyon Preserve 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, 2021

* 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.