Where to See Wild Lupines in

Where to See Wild Lupines in


Blue and purple lupines blanket the hills surrounding Folsom Lake in Spring. Flowers have begun to emerge along the Beeks Bight trail, and more will likely pop up throughout April!

Folsom lake, beeks bight

Lake tahoe, lake forest beach

This Lake Tahoe beach is well-known for the dense fields of lupines and wildflowers that sprout up along the shore. The lupines typically bloom in mid-April, but they may arrive earlier this year!

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Past Santa Margarita in eastern San Luis Obispo County, there are small backroads lined with fields full of wildflowers. Turn off on Shell Creek Road, and then continue on to Bitterwater Road further down Highway 58. 

santa margarita, Highway 58

North table mountain ecological reserve

The reserve is currently in bloom as of March 24. Hike the Phantom Falls Loop to see a variety of flowers. There are patches of lupine on the way to Beatson Hollow/Beatson falls. 

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According to the Theodore Payne Wildflower Hotline, wildflowers are currently blooming in the park. As of March 25, you can see silver bush lupine, as well as poppies, and many other annual species. 

Pinnacles national park 

Catch the wildflower blooms before spring is over! 

Visit MK Library's Wildflower Guide to discover more wildflower hotspots throughout California.