Northwest Wildflowers

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Gunsight‑Humbug Ridge

Siskiyou County, California

Klamath National Forest

Fees: none

Activity: drive

Elevation: 4412'-5788'

Current status (as of 7/14/24): blooming

Notes: The main attraction here is the Siskiyou mariposa lily (Calochortus persistens), which grows in rock outcrops along the road and on top of the ridge.

Peak wildflower bloom on Gunsight-Humbug Ridge is typically from early June through mid-July, but there may be some flowers blooming from early May until early August.*

Typical year:

Featured plants: Calochortus persistens

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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.