Northwest Wildflowers

Wildflower Destinations > Washington Cascades (Central)

Ironstone Mountain Trail

Yakima County, Washington

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest

Fees: none

Activity: hiking

Current status (as of 7/22/24): blooming

Notes: Just a few miles east of the crest of the Cascades, this area is an interesting mix of east-side and west-side wildflowers. (If you can't arrange a shuttle betweem the two ends of the trail, start and finish at the 6300' Cash Prairie Trailhead.)

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

Typical year:

Featured plants: Lomatium refugianum, Cordylanthus capitatus, Erigeron nivalis

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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.