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Gillem Bluff

Siskiyou County, California

Modoc National Forest & Lava Beds N.M.

Fees: National Park Service

Activity: hiking

Elevation: 4290'-4600'

Current status (as of 5/25/24): blooming

Notes: The map on this page shows a cross-country route suggested by the US Forest Service on their "Wildflower Viewing Areas" web site. There is also an official Gillem Bluff Trail in Lava Beds National Monument that climbs the face of the bluff from a trailhead a couple of miles further north.

Peak wildflower bloom at Gillem Bluff is typically from late April through May into late June, but there may be some flowers blooming from early April until mid-July.*

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.