Northwest Wildflowers

Wildflower Destinations > Central Washington

Waterworks Canyon

Yakima County, Washington

Oak Creek Wildlife Area (WDFW)

Fees: WA Discover Pass

Activity: hiking

Elevation: 1645'-3370'

Current status (as of 4/19/24): blooming

Notes: If you're doing the whole loop, you'll definitely want to go counter-clockwise, because the ridge trail is very steep gravel and is treacherous to descend.

Peak wildflower bloom in Waterworks Canyon is typically from early April through the end of May, but there may be some flowers blooming from mid-March until mid-June.*

Typical year:

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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.