Northwest Wildflowers

Wildflower Destinations > Olympic Peninsula

Obstruction Point & Grand Valley

Clallam County, Washington

Olympic National Park

Fees: National Park Service

Activity: hiking

Elevation: 4045'-6460'

Current status (as of 6/21/24): early blooms

Notes: The loop shown in the map on this page goes south up the first part of Lillian Ridge, down into Grand Valley, and then back uphill through Badger Valley. But there are other options: for a longer trip with more alpine terrain, you can continue further south on Lillian Ridge to Moose Peak or Grand Pass Peak; or, for a shorter hike, you can head east from Obstruction Point to Elk Mountain and optionally down into Badger Valley.

Peak wildflower bloom at Obstruction Point & Grand Valley 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.