Where to See California Poppies in Full Bloom

Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve

When the weather warms up, a quiet corner of northeast Los Angeles County bursts into life with California’s state flower.

Anza-Borrego State Park

Spring is the perfect time to visit the Colorado Desert when the temperatures are mild and wildflowers are at peak bloom.

Carrizo Plain National Monument

This hidden gem in California’s Central Valley explodes with color after a wet winter.

Malibu Creek State Park

Combine a refreshing cliff stroll with a wildflower walk in the Santa Monica Mountains at Malibu Creek State Park.

Walker Canyon

During the last super bloom in California, back in 2019, thousands of visitors flocked to Lake Elsinore to view the Southern California poppy fields that stretched to the horizon.

Chino Hills State Park

Chino Hills State Park is one of the best places to see Southern California wildflowers in the spring.

Hite Cove

The Hite Cove Trail is an out-and-back path leading to an abandoned mining settlement, located just outside Yosemite National Park.

Mount Diablo State Park

Mount Diablo, one of the tallest peaks and best hikes in the San Francisco Bay Area, has California poppies year-round.

Figueroa Mountain

Venture into Los Padres National Forest for wildflowers, lush meadows, and forested mountains.

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