Say hello to the super bloom!

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Super Bloom

By Jenna Hoffman | 4/12/2024

Much like last year, this spring the perfect conditions have been created for another California super bloom. This year, you have a good chance of seeing fields of flowers if you know where to look. Here is a list of places where to see the beautiful California wildflowers and when is the best time to see them in full (super) bloom. 

1. Death Valley National Park

Staying in bloom mostly in early April you have an opportunity to see some mariposa lilies, desert paintbrush, and monkey flowers along Badwater Road.

2. Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve

Up until mid-April just an hour outside of Los Angeles, this reserve is one of the best places to view the California super bloom, especially if you’re hoping to see some poppies. This year, they are expecting an above-average bloom in the area.

3. Joshua Tree National Park

In the month of April, you have the chance to see many different wildflower species and desert blooms located on the eastern side of the park. If you make a reservation, you can camp for the night in the park or you can just make a day trip to catch a glimpse of the super bloom.

4. Santa Monica Mountains Recreation Area

In April you can see lupines, bush sunflowers, and purple nightshade if you make it up to the Santa Monica Mountains. Some trails with especially good views can be found in Malibu Creek State Park, Point Mugu State Park and Topanga State Park.

Some of these parks have an entrance fee, so make sure you check their websites to see how much it will cost to enter before you make the journey out. Get out there and see the super bloom!


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