Rains in Orange County are preparing us for a beautiful wildflower season this year, and many of the parks, public landmarks and gardens are already in bloom ahead of spring. Poppies, lilacs and wild roses are just a few of the floral varieties that can be found blooming throughout the region’s wilderness parks and arboretums. Just remember when hiking one of these 20+ locations in Orange County to stay on the path and bring extra sunscreen!
Where To See Wildflowers in Orange County
Here is a list of 20+ Places To See Wildflowers in Orange County, California.
Baker Canyon, Irvine
Baker Canyon welcomes nature lovers to enjoy views of the Santa Ana Mountains as well as the wildflowers and plants of oak-shaded Baker Canyon. Travel along a 3.5-mile hike and learn about the local habitat.
Black Star Canyon, Silverado
Black Star Canyon is a remote mountain canyon in the Santa Ana Mountains. It is a watershed of the Santa Ana River and a popular destination for mountain bikers and hikers due to its wild scenery. Visitors to Black Star Canyon can spot California lilacs (Ceanothus) and bright yellow fiddlenecks (Amsinckia) in many sizes, shapes, and colors on a hike.