Northwest Wildflowers

Wildflower Destinations > Southeastern Oregon

Three Forks

Malheur County, Oregon

Bureau of Land Management

Fees: none

Activity: hiking

Elevation: 3950'-4820'

Current status (as of 5/25/24): blooming

Notes: If you have a high-clearance vehicle, you can drive from the rim down to (and across) the Owyhee River, and save yourself a couple miles of walking each way.

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

Typical year:

Featured plants: Astragalus

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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.