Northwest Wildflowers

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Mount Howard

Wallowa County, Oregon

Wallowa-Whitman National Forest

Fees: none

Activity: hiking

Elevation: 7960'-8241'

Current status (as of 4/19/24): not blooming

Notes: To get to the trails, you have to buy a $38 ticket for the Wallowa Lake Tramway; alternatively, you can walk or bike 3.5 miles (and 2500') up the access road from the McCully Trailhead southeast of Joseph.

Peak wildflower bloom at Mt. Howard is typically from early July through the end of August, but there may be some flowers blooming from mid-June until mid-September.*

Typical year:

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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.