Top 5 Super Bloom Spots
The Top 5 Super Bloom Spots in Southern California are not hard to find! With the abundance of much-needed rain, the landscapes all over have exploded in beautiful wildflowers! Grab your pals and your cameras because we’re sharing our favorite spots to view the Super Boom!
1. Walker Canyon, Lake Elsinore
This has been a favorite among visitors for it’s super bright orange Calfornia Poppies! Shuttles will run from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and cost $10 per person. Plan a weekday visit to avoid crowds.
2. Paradise Falls, Thousand Oaks
Wildflowers and waterfalls, yes, please! Make sure to stick to the trail directing you to Paradise Falls.
3. Anza Borrego Desert
Anza Borrego Desert is another popular spot for it’s arid, desert and otherworldly atmosphere! Covered with blooms, you’ll want to plan ahead to avoid crowds on the weekends!
4. Joshua Tree National Park
Named for it’s native Joshua Tree, the park is blooming with lupine, desert dandelion, brittle bush, purple mat, Booth’s primrose, Canterbury Bells and more!
5. Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve
Poppies, Joshua trees, tiny forget-me-nots, and more are blooming. Eight miles of trails through the gentle rolling hills, including a paved section for wheelchair access, make the park a wonderful place to see the blooms!
Safety and Kindness Tips
- If you’re traveling to the desert/rural areas, make sure you have enough water, snacks, sturdy closed toe shoes, sunblock and maps as some parks don’t have great wifi.
- Some parks don’t allow pets, plan accordingly by contacting them ahead of time.
- Stay on trails
- Do not cross into areas marked off limits.
- Do not walk on already trampled blooms, this could permanently kill them.
- Be kind and patient with others. Everyone wants to see the blooms!