Northwest Wildflowers

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Wildflower Destinations in the Pacific Northwest

Mt. Baker Area

bloomingWinchester Mountain & High Pass

Whatcom County, Washington

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

Elevation: 5138'-6776'   Activity: hiking

Peak wildflower bloom on Winchester Mountain & High Pass is typically from mid-July through the end of August, but there may be some flowers blooming from early July until mid-September.*

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bloomingYellow Aster Butte

Whatcom County, Washington

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

Elevation: 3670'-6241'   Activity: hiking

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

Links:
Photo albums: 2021

early bloomsChain Lakes/Artist Point (Mt. Baker)

Whatcom County, Washington

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

Elevation: 4263'-5220'   Activity: hiking

Peak wildflower bloom at Chain Lakes/Artist Point is typically from late July through early September, but there may be some flowers blooming from early July until late September.*

Links:
Photo albums: 2018

closedSkyline Divide (Mt. Baker)

Whatcom County, Washington

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

Elevation: 4285'-6850'   Activity: hiking

Peak wildflower bloom on the Skyline Divide is typically from late July through early September, but there may be some flowers blooming from early July until late September.*

Links:
Photo albums: 2021

early bloomsScott Paul Trail (Mt. Baker)

Whatcom County, Washington

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

Elevation: 3330'-5440'   Activity: hiking

Peak wildflower bloom on the Scott Paul Trail is typically from late July through early September, but there may be some flowers blooming from early July until late September.*

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Photo albums: 2014

* 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.