Hiker on a trail leading to Las Virgenes Reservoir at Triunfo Creek Park near Thousand Oaks

Wildflower Hikes Less Traveled

If your Easter Egg hunt includes wildflowers, we’ve got a few amazing places for you to check out soon. These hikes feature less-known trails with pockets and fields of florals bringing a confetti of color to the landscapes.

Week: 04.13.2022
Regions: Southern CA

Triumphant in Triunfo

Hike Among Wildflowers at Triunfo Creek Park near Thousand Oaks

Hikers by the reservoir at Triunfo Creek Park near Thousand Oaks
Hikers on a trail at Triunfo Creek Park near Thousand Oaks
A hiker takes pictures of California Poppy at Triunfo Creek Park near Thousand Oaks
A hiker smiling at the camera on a trail with mountains in the background at Triunfo Creek Park in Southern California
Go on a hike with a peaceful reservoir, charming meadows, and beautiful spring blooms at Triunfo Creek Park near Thousand Oaks.
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North Lake Tahoe, Naturally

Spring Adventures in North Lake Tahoe

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Where do you go to make this spring twice as fun? North Lake Tahoe, naturally! Just 45 minutes from Reno-Tahoe International Airport, North Lake Tahoe’s spring season lets you double up your days with diverse outdoor experiences.
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Secret Blooms

Hidden wildflower hikes on the Palos Verdes Peninsula

Hiker on a trail at George F Canyon Preserve in Ranchos Palos Verdes
Hiker heading towards the Learning Tree in Ranchos Palos Verdes
Hiker at George F Canyon Preserve in Ranchos Palos Verdes
See wildflowers on the Palos Verdes Peninsula via a 2-mile hike through the hidden 51-acre oasis of George F. Canyon Preserve, and a 1.25-mile hike in neighboring Linden H. Chandler Preserve. 
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Spring for Chino

Hike Bane Canyon Loop at Chino Hills State Park

Hikers at Bane Canyon Loop trail in Chino Hills State Park
Wildflowers on the hills at Chino Hills State Park
California Poppy dotting the trailside at Chino Hills State Park in Los Angeles
Long wide trail amid hills at Chino Hills State Park in Orange County
Hike the 5.8-mile (round-trip) Bane Canyon Loop in Chino Hills State Park and enjoy vast vistas and touches of gold from our state flower, the California poppy.
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