Northwest Wildflowers

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Mill Creek Ridge Preserve

Wasco County, Oregon

Columbia Land Trust

Fees: none

Activity: hiking

Elevation: 1040'-1504'

Current status (as of 1/29/23): not blooming

Peak wildflower bloom at Mill Creek Ridge Preserve is typically from late March through April into late May, but there may be some flowers blooming from early March until early June.*

Typical year:

Notes: It is also possible to access the Preserve from the south (by parking on Mill Creek Road), but there are no trails down there, and the property boundaries are not always marked. (Also note that the southern approach means about 500' of extra elevation gain.)

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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.