Spring has officially sprung and with it, wildflowers have
returned to the Bay Area. A popular destination for tourists and locals alike,
the cacophony of color put on by Mother Nature is the perfect adventure for a
sunshine-filled spring day.
Here are some wildflower destinations in the Bay Area, sure
to spruce up your Instagram feed:
Trail, Point Reyes
In addition to some stunning coastal wildflowers, you might
also see some elephant seals, migrating whales, and sea birds while wandering
this trail. The 1.75-mile round-trip hike offers incredible views of the
coastline and of course – buttercups, poppies, and sun cups as far as the eye
Russian Ridge Open
With over 3,000 acres to explore, this open space preserve
features rolling hills and awe-inspiring views of the San Francisco Bay and
Santa Cruz Mountains. In the spring, the trails explode with color as poppies
and lupine bloom on the hills.
Mount Diablo State Park
For the more experienced hikers, the payout for your
perseverance is a wide-open field filled to the brim with color. Sticky monkeyflower, poppies, and purple Chinese houses all bloom along the steep roads.
Also keep an eye out for Mount Diablo fairy lanterns, a rare lily that only
blooms along the mountain.
Tucked in the East Bay is one of the Bay Area’s best-kept
secrets. Featuring great boulders of greenstone, over 40 species of wild birds,
and hidden waterfalls, this moderate four-mile hike is an adventure to another
land. Get all the goodness of Yosemite without the trek.
For the early birds, catch the sunrise over the San
Francisco Bay by making your way up the 1.8-mile trail at Windy Hill. Watch as
the sun paints the wildflowers around you in pinks and golds. Pack a sweatshirt
because – you guessed it – this is a windy hike.
Share your wildflower adventures with us on Instagram by
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