Northwest Wildflowers

Wildflower Destinations > Blue Mountains

Hells Canyon

Wallowa County, Oregon

Wallowa-Whitman National Forest

Fees: none

Activity: drive + hiking

Elevation: 1495'-2268'

Current status (as of 4/13/24): blooming

Peak wildflower bloom in Hells Canyon is typically from early April through May into early June, but there may be some flowers blooming from late March until late June.*

Typical year:

Featured plants: Phlox colubrina, Tonella floribunda, Rubus bartonianus

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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.