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Wildflower Destinations in the Pacific Northwest

Region: Eastern Oregon

Blue Mountains, Wallowa Mountains, Great Basin, Hells Canyon, & Owyhee Canyonlands — includes the western edge of Idaho

bloomingAldrich Mountains

Grant County, Oregon

Malheur National Forest

Elevation: 5220'-6987'

Peak wildflower bloom in the Aldrich Mountains is typically from mid-June through mid-August, but there may be some flowers blooming from early June until the end of August.*

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Photo albums: 2021

bloomingAnthony Lakes

Baker County, Oregon

Wallowa-Whitman National Forest

Elevation: 7140'-8190'

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

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Photo albums: 2020

bloomingBear Basin

Valley County, Idaho

Payette National Forest

Elevation: 5330'-5420'

Peak wildflower bloom at Bear Basin is typically from late May through late July, but there may be some flowers blooming from mid-May until the end of July.* (In 2022, things are running later than normal.)

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bloomingBuckhorn Lookout

Wallowa County, Oregon

Wallowa-Whitman National Forest

Elevation: 5200'-5331'

Peak wildflower bloom at Buckhorn Lookout is typically from mid-May through mid-July, but there may be some flowers blooming from early May until the end of July.* (In 2022, things are running a little later than normal.)

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bloomingCatherine Creek State Park

Union County, Oregon

Catherine Creek State Park

Elevation: 3200'-3600'

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

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Photo albums: 2021

bloomingDixie Butte

Grant County, Oregon

Malheur National Forest

Elevation: 6825'-7592'

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

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Photo albums: 2020

bloomingFields Peak

Grant County, Oregon

Malheur National Forest

Elevation: 5530'-7362'

Peak wildflower bloom on Fields Peak is typically from mid-June through mid-August, but there may be some flowers blooming from early June until the end of August.*

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Photo albums: 2020

early/late bloomsHeaven's Gate Lookout

Idaho County, Idaho

Nez Perce National Forest

Elevation: 8136'-8429'

Peak wildflower bloom at Heaven's Gate Lookout is typically from late June through early August, but there may be some flowers blooming from early June until the end of August.* (In 2022, things are running a little later than normal.)

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early/late bloomsHells Canyon

Wallowa County, Oregon

Wallowa-Whitman National Forest

Elevation: 1495'-2268'

Peak wildflower bloom in Hells Canyon is typically from early April through the end of May, but there may be some flowers blooming from mid-March until mid-June.* (In 2022, things are running a little later than normal.)

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Photo albums: 2021

bloomingHells Canyon Scenic Byway

Wallowa County, Oregon

Wallowa-Whitman National Forest

Elevation: 2278'-6113'

Peak wildflower bloom along Hells Canyon Scenic Byway is typically from mid-May through mid-July, but there may be some flowers blooming from early May until the end of July.* (In 2022, things are running a little later than normal.)

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early/late bloomsIsqúulktpe Creek Viewpoint

Umatilla County, Oregon

Blue Mountain Forest State Scenic Corridor

Elevation: 3700'-3740'

Peak wildflower bloom at Isqúulktpe Creek Viewpoint 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 a little later than normal.)

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Photo albums: 2021

bloomingKleinschmidt Grade & Council-Cuprum Road

Adams County, Idaho

Wallowa-Whitman National Forest

Elevation: 1710'-5036'

Peak wildflower bloom at Kleinschmidt Grade & Council-Cuprum Road 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 a little later than normal.)

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Photo albums: 2021

not bloomingLeslie Gulch

Malheur County, Oregon

Bureau of Land Management

Elevation: 2670'-4861'

Peak wildflower bloom at Leslie Gulch 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: 2021

bloomingLogan Valley

Grant County, Oregon

Malheur National Forest

Elevation: 4940'-5400'

Peak wildflower bloom at Logan Valley 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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not bloomingLookout Mountain Road

Baker County, Oregon

Bureau of Land Management

Elevation: 2373'-7102'

Peak wildflower bloom along Lookout Mountain Road 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: 2017, 2021

early/late bloomsMount Howard

Wallowa County, Oregon

Wallowa-Whitman National Forest

Elevation: 7960'-8241'

Peak wildflower bloom at Mt. Howard is typically from early July through the end of August, but there may be some flowers blooming from mid-June until mid-September.*

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bloomingNorth Fork Umatilla River

Umatilla County, Oregon

Umatilla National Forest

Elevation: 2354'-5100'

Peak wildflower bloom at the North Fork Umatilla River is typically from mid-May through mid-July, but there may be some flowers blooming from mid-April until mid-August.* (In 2022, things are running a little later than normal.)

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bloomingOlive Lake & Saddle Camp

Grant County, Oregon

Umatilla National Forest

Elevation: 6050'-7080'

Peak wildflower bloom at Olive Lake & Saddle Camp is typically from early June through early August, but there may be some flowers blooming from late May until late August.*

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bloomingPhillips Lake

Wallowa County, Oregon

Wallowa-Whitman National Forest

Elevation: 4075'-4125'

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

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early/late bloomsPittsburg Landing

Idaho County, Idaho

Wallowa-Whitman National Forest

Elevation: 1500'-4300'

Peak wildflower bloom at Pittsburg Landing is typically from early April through the end of May, but there may be some flowers blooming from mid-March until mid-June.* (In 2022, things are running a little later than normal.)

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bloomingPueblo Mountains

Harney County, Oregon

Bureau of Land Management

Elevation: 5175'-7000'

Peak wildflower bloom in the Pueblo Mountains 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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bloomingScabland Sagebrush Site

Adams County, Idaho

Payette National Forest

Elevation: 4430'-4570'

Peak wildflower bloom at Scabland Sagebrush Site 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 a little later than normal.)

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bloomingSkyline Road

Umatilla County, Oregon

Umatilla National Forest

Elevation: 3890'-5815'

Peak wildflower bloom along Skyline Road is typically from late May through late July, but there may be some flowers blooming from early May until early August.* (In 2022, things are running a little later than normal.)

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early/late bloomsSteens Mountain

Harney County, Oregon

Bureau of Land Management

Elevation: 4193'-9733'

Peak wildflower bloom on Steens Mountain is typically from early July through late August, but there may be some flowers blooming from mid-June until mid-September.*

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Photo albums: 2019

bloomingStrawberry Mountain

Grant County, Oregon

Malheur National Forest

Elevation: 6700'-9038'

Peak wildflower bloom on Strawberry Mountain is typically from late June through early August, but there may be some flowers blooming from early June until the end of August.*

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Photo albums: 2018, 2021

not bloomingSuccor Creek

Malheur County, Oregon

Succor Creek State Natural Area

Elevation: 2500'-4000'

Peak wildflower bloom at Succor Creek 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: 2021

not bloomingThree Forks

Malheur County, Oregon

Bureau of Land Management

Elevation: 3950'-4820'

Peak wildflower bloom at Three Forks 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: 2021

bloomingTiger Canyon

Umatilla County, Oregon

Umatilla National Forest

Elevation: 2350'-5700'

Peak wildflower bloom in Tiger Canyon is typically from early May through the end of July, but there may be some flowers blooming from mid-April until mid-August.* (In 2022, things are running a little later than normal.)

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bloomingTwin Lakes/Elkhorn Crest

Baker County, Oregon

Wallowa-Whitman National Forest

Elevation: 5520'-8300'

Peak wildflower bloom at Twin Lakes/Elkhorn Crest is typically from late June through early August, but there may be some flowers blooming from early June until the end of August.*

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Photo albums: 2021

bloomingVinegar Hill

Grant County, Oregon

Malheur National Forest

Elevation: 6140'-8130'

Peak wildflower bloom on Vinegar Hill is typically from mid-June through mid-August, but there may be some flowers blooming from early June until the end of August.*

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Photo albums: 2021

bloomingZumwalt Prairie

Wallowa County, Oregon

Nature Conservancy

Elevation: 2200'-5200'

Peak wildflower bloom at Zumwalt Prairie is typically from early May through early July, but there may be some flowers blooming from mid-April until the end of July.* (In 2022, things are running a little later than normal.)

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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.