Northwest Wildflowers

Wildflower Destinations > Central Oregon

Oregon Badlands

Deschutes County, Oregon

Bureau of Land Management

Fees: none

Activity: hiking

Elevation: 3530'-3637'

Current status (as of 7/14/24): past peak

Notes: With the exception of Flatiron Rock, Badlands Rock, The Castle, and South Wall, the terrain is pretty much the same just about everywhere: lava, sand, lava pressure ridges, and more lava. If you've got a GPS (or a phone with GPS), you don't really need trails here. Just make your own loop, as long or as short as you want.

Peak wildflower bloom at Oregon Badlands is typically from early May through the end of June, but there may be some flowers blooming from mid-April until mid-July.*

Typical year:

[open map & profile in a new window]

[about these maps]

[return to the Places index]

* 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.