Northwest Wildflowers

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Isqúulktpe Creek Overlook

Umatilla County, Oregon

Blue Mountain Forest State Scenic Corridor

Fees: none

Activity: walking

Elevation: 3700'-3740'

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

Notes: Amazing spring wildflower diversity in a relatively small patch of land just off I-84 at the summit of the Blue Mountains. (Formerly known as "Squaw Creek Overlook," and occasionally as "Paradise Mountain Viewpoint"; an alternate spelling is "Isquulpa Creek.")

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

Typical year:

Featured plants: Besseya rubra, Allium fibrillum, Lomatium ambigua, Lomatium minus

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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.