Wildflower Hiking Guide

Wildflower Hiking Guide in the South Bay and Peninsula

Thanks to recent rains and warmer weather emerging, California’s wildflowers will be lovely this spring! So how do you find the best in bloom? Download POST’s complimentary Wildflower Hiking Guide to find the best hiking trails with wildflowers around the Peninsula and South Bay.

The guide features 11 bloomiful 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.

Download the Wildflower Hiking Guide

Will you do the 2-mile Serpentine Loop, the 8.5-mile Bald Hills Loop, or the short, sweet, and coastal Bird Trail? There are 11 flowerful hikes to choose from. Just don’t miss out!

TIP: Please don’t doom the bloom. Stay on the trails and don’t pick the flowers; this will help ensure they grow back next year!

Download the Wildflower Hiking Guide

Thanks to the Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) for this complimentary guide. Their conservation work protects Bay Area natural landscapes for the benefit of all.

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