Northwest Wildflowers

Wildflower Destinations > Olympic Peninsula

Klahhane Ridge

Clallam County, Washington

Olympic National Park

Fees: National Park Service

Activity: hiking

Elevation: 4380'-6056'

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

Notes: To see a couple of interesting pea-family flowers, make a detour on the Heather Park Trail for about a mile, to the saddle between Mount Angeles and Second Top; on the switchbacks leading up to the pass, you'll find both Astragalus cottonii (with obvious red pods) and Oxytropis borealis var. viscida (with sticky leaves and calyces). You can also continue another mile to Heather Park, but that will mean yet another descent and re-ascent, in both directions.

Peak wildflower bloom on Klahhane Ridge is typically from late June through July into early August, but there may be some flowers blooming from early June until the end of August.*

Typical year:

Featured plants: Campanula piperi, Castilleja parviflora var. olympica, Eucephalus paucicapitatus

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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.