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Your Guide to the 2024 California Superbloom

Spring is afoot, which means that the California Superbloom is just around the corner. From late February through April, wildflowers will transform some of our favorite landscapes into seas of vibrant colors. Here’s your guide to experiencing the Superbloom with us:

Russian River

If you’re looking for stunning blooms with a backdrop of rolling hills and majestic redwoods, then Russian River is the perfect destination for you.

Prime viewing time: late March – early April

Recommended spots: Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve and Riverfront Regional Park are ideal locations to witness the Superbloom up close. The meadows along River Road also offer incredible photo opportunities.

Bright orange poppies, violet lupines, purple irises, and pink wild radish are just a few of the stunning blooms you may see.


Vibrant wildflowers with views of towering granite cliffs and cascading waterfalls? Yes, please!

Prime viewing time: late April – early June

Recommended spots: Don’t miss the meadows in Yosemite Valley, including Cook’s Meadow and the aptly named Wildflower Loop Trail. Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows also offer breathtaking views.

Yosemite is known for lush white western dogwood, yellow glacier lilies, and pink shooting stars blooming throughout the park.

Joshua Tree

People often overlook the desert when they think of Superbloom; however, during the spring, pops of color can be seen sprouting up against the vast desert landscape.

Prime viewing time: late February – early April 

Recommended spots: Key areas to explore include Hidden Valley, Barker Dam, and the Pinto Basin. 

A few wildflowers to keep your eyes out for are bright yellow marigolds, pinkish desert five-spot, and golden poppies

Important tip #1: Enjoy from a distance! Stay off the wildflowers and stay on the trails.

Important tip #2: March and April are ideal months to spot superblooms in lower elevations, deserts, and foothills. April through June is when you can expect to see wildflower blooms in higher elevations, upper desert slopes, canyons, and higher valleys.