Wildflower Hikes in Bay Area
April Showers bring May Flowers!
This spring, California's wildflowers are beautifully blooming! So how do you find the best in bloom? Let's find the best hiking trails with wildflowers in the bay area! Blooms end when the weather gets warmer, so the end of May to early June is normally the last of it!
Mori Point in Pacifica, CA
Mori Point is a 110-acre park located in Pacifica, California that is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Mori Point itself is a bluff next to the Pacific Ocean that provides scenic views of the peninsula coastline. In addition to the bluff and ridge, Mori Point contains a few small ponds and wetlands.
Coyote Calling in San JoseCheck out Weekend Sherpa's Wildflower Hikes in the Bay Area for more recs!
Hike among Wildflowers at Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve near San Jose. A rainbow of wildflowers, grass-green hills, and beautiful views make Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve a wonderful hike in springtime or Russian Ridge Preserve.
Wildflower Hiking Guide
The guide features 11 blooming hikes. It also tells you the best times to go and which flowers you’re likely to see—from johnny jump-ups and tidy tips to sticky monkey, coastal larkspur, coyote mint, and of course, the California poppy.
Hike Napa's Skyline!
Hike Skyline Wilderness Park in Napa Valley. Get in a 4-mile (round-trip) hike packed with wildflowers and wonderful views. Skyline Wilderness Park in Napa Valley is nestled within a few minutes’ drive of bustling Oxbow Public Market. Bottles of wine aren’t the only things popping in Napa. Right now the wildflowers are popping, too!
Footloose in the Foothills
Hike Diablo Foothills Regional Park in the East Bay. Diablo Foothills Regional Park is known for its interesting geological formations, but it’s also got a bigger attraction in spring: green rolling hills that help deliver some of the lushest views of Mount Diablo itself. This beautiful 8-mile loop takes you through the majority of the park’s scenic terrain.