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Wildflower Destinations in the Pacific Northwest

Region: Washington Cascades (South)

Mt. Adams, Mt. St. Helens, and Goat Rocks

closedBird Creek Meadows (Mt. Adams)

Yakima County, Washington

Yakama Reservation & USFS

Elevation: 5560'-6510'

Peak wildflower bloom at Bird Creek Meadows 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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Photo albums: 2006

not bloomingDark Divide

Skamania County, Washington

Gifford Pinchot National Forest

Elevation: 4500'-5892'

Peak wildflower bloom on the Dark Divide is typically from late June through early August, but there may be some flowers blooming from early June until late August.* (In 2022, things are running later than normal.)

Links:
Photo albums: 2014

not bloomingGoat Rocks

Lewis County, Washington

Gifford Pinchot National Forest

Elevation: 4600'-6600'

Peak wildflower bloom at Goat Rocks is typically from mid-July through the end of August, but there may be some flowers blooming from early July until mid-September.* (In 2022, things are running later than normal.)

Links:
Photo albums: 2012, 2015, 2019

not bloomingJohnston Ridge (Mt. St. Helens)

Skamania County, Washington

Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument

Elevation: 4000'-4400'

Peak wildflower bloom on Johnston Ridge is typically from early June through early August, but there may be some flowers blooming from late May until late August.* (In 2022, things are running later than normal.)

Links:
Photo albums: 2013, 2018

not bloomingKillen Creek (Mt. Adams)

Skamania County, Washington

Gifford Pinchot National Forest

Elevation: 4587'-6911'

Peak wildflower bloom at Killen Creek is typically from mid-July through the end of August, but there may be some flowers blooming from early July until mid-September.* (In 2022, things are running later than normal.)

Links:
Photo albums: 2009, 2020

not bloomingNorway Pass/Mount Margaret

Skamania County, Washington

Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument

Elevation: 3680'-5856'

Peak wildflower bloom at Norway Pass/Mt. Margaret is typically from early June through early August, but there may be some flowers blooming from late May until late August.* (In 2022, things are running later than normal.)

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not bloomingPlains of Abraham (Mt. St. Helens)

Skamania County, Washington

Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument

Elevation: 2880'-4870'

Peak wildflower bloom at Plains of Abraham is typically from mid-June through mid-August, but there may be some flowers blooming from early June until the end of August.* (In 2022, things are running later than normal.)

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not bloomingTongue Mountain

Skamania County, Washington

Gifford Pinchot National Forest

Elevation: 3640'-4650'

Peak wildflower bloom on Tongue Mountain is typically from late June through early August, but there may be some flowers blooming from early June until late August.* (In 2022, things are running later than normal.)

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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.