Magnificent Spring

 

 

Wildflower Trails and Scenic Drives by Corridor

State Route 410

Crystal Mountain Trail 1163
Trail is a moderate to medium level hike. For an easier experience take the gondola up and hike down.
July to September
Flowers to see: marsh marigold, wild strawberry, twinflower, water plantain, speedwell, monkeyflowers, shooting star, buttercup, blue anemone, spring beauty, avalanche lily, fawn lily, one-sided pyrola, Sitka valerian, mountain arnica, beargrass, bunchberry, white rhododendrion, violets, phlox, bleeding heart, California corn lily, white azalea, current, queen's cup, lady tresses orchid, louseworts, elephant's head, heather, partridge foot, agoseris, bluebells, penstemon, Columbia lily, broadleaved lupine, spirea, sedum, mountain ash, western pasque flower, bog wintergreen, senecio, twayblade, Indian paintbrush, orchids, monkshood, delphiniums, pussyfoes, yarrow, asters

Noble Knob Trail 1184
Trail is a moderate to medium level hike suitable for children that have hiked before.
July to September
Folowwers to see: queen’s cup, twayblade, louseworts, elephant's head, heather, partridge foot, agoseris, senecio, pentstemon, Columbia lily, broadleaved lupine, spirea, sedum, oxeye daisy, mountain ash, bog wintergreen, pearly everlasting, fireweed, paintbrush, monkshood, delphiniums.

Pacific Crest Trail 2000 Chinook Pass North
Trail is a moderate to medium level hike suitable for children that have hiked before.
July to September
Flowers to see: California corn lily, white azalea, current, queen's cup, lady tresses orchid, louseworts, elephant's head, heather, partridge foot, agoseris, bluebells, penstemon, Columbia lily, broadleaved lupine, spirea, sedum, mountain ash, western pasque flower, bog wintergreen, senecio, twayblade, Indian paintbrush, orchids, monkshood, delphiniums, pussyfoes, yarrow, asters

Interstate 90 Corridor

Asahel Curtis Nature Trail 1023
Trail is easy for all ages.
Early-May to July
The month of May is probably the best time to visit when the showy trilliums are in bloom. Skunk cabbage, salmonberry, twinflower, bunchberry, dogwood, wood violets, orchids, false­ lily-of-the-valley, star solomon seal, rattlesnake plantain, bleeding hearts, vanilla leaf, coral root, quean's cup, pyrolla, and trillium are among the plant life you may see.

Franklin Falls Trail 1036
Trail is easy for all ages.
Late-May to July
Flowers to see: trillium, salmonberry, skunk cabbage, vanilla leaf, bleeding heart, coral root, false lily of-the valley, beadlily, pyrola, bunchberry dogwood, currant, twisted stalk, orchids.

McClellan Butte Trail 1015
Trail is harder and best for experienced hikers.
Late-May to August
Flowers to see: trillium, bleeding heart, wild ginger, vanilla leaf, twisted-stock, false solomon's seal, glacier lily, Columbia lily, beadlily, beargrass, phlox, bunchberry dogwood.

Source Lake Overlook Trail – Snow Lake Trail 1013
Trail is a moderate to medium level hike suitable for children that have hiked before.
June to August
Flowers to see: trillium, glacier lily, bleeding heart, vanilla leaf, beadlily, bunchberry dogwood, salmonberry, Jacob's ladder, columbine, Indian paintbrush, mountain bluebells, partridgefoot, tiger lily, monkey flower, penstemons.

Pacific Crest Trail 2000 Snoqualmie Pass South
Trail is a moderate to medium level hike suitable for children that have hiked before.
Mid-May to July
Flowers to see: Skunk cabbage, salmonberry, twinflower, bunchberry dogwood, wood violets, orchids, false-lily-of­ the-valley, star salomon seal, rattlesnake plantain, bleeding hearts, vanilla leaf, coral root, queen’s cup, pyrolla, and trillium.

North Cascades Highway SR 20

Sauk Mountain Trail 613
Trail is a moderate to medium level hike suitable for children that have hiked before.
Mid-July to August
You may see an array of colorful wildflowers on the east side including lupines, columbines, Indian paintbrush, tiger lilies, phlox, and Sitka valerian. A closer look should reveal asters, bleeding hearts, stonecrop, cow parsnip, wild strawberry, sandwort, foamflower, buttercups.

Mt. Baker Highway 542

Mt. Baker Scenic Byway
Enjoy an easy drive through the forest.
June to September
Wildflowers bloom in early season along the river and soon after snow melt at higher elevations. The alpine splendor at Heather Meadows is most famous during autumn when the huckleberry leaves turn scarlet.

Church Mountain Trail 671
Trail is a moderate to medium level hike suitable for children that have hiked before.
Mid-June to August
Wildflowers you might see along the trail during the summer include subalpine lupine, red heather, glacier lily, yellow violet, calypso orchid, trillium, false-hellebore, Indian paintbrush and Sitka valerian.

Skyline Divide Trail 678
Trail is harder and best for experienced hikers.
June to September
Early subalpine flowers bloom soon after snowmelt in mid-June. Glacier lilies are the first to show followed by a wide variety wildflowers throughout the season. Wildflowers you might see along the trail during the summer include subalpine lupine, red heather, glacier lily, yellow violet, calypso orchid, trillium, false-hellebore, Indian paintbrush and Sitka valerian.

Tomyhoi Lake Trail 686 to Yellow Aster Butte Trail 686.1
Trail is harder and best for experienced hikers.
June to September
Early subalpine flowers bloom soon after snowmelt in mid-June. Glacier lilies are the first to show followed by a wide variety wildflowers throughout the season. Wildflowers you might see along the trail during the summer include subalpine lupine, red heather, glacier lily, yellow violet, calypso orchid, trillium, false-hellebore, Indian paintbrush and Sitka valerian.

US Highway 2

North Fork Skykomish River Trail 1051
Trail is a moderate to medium level hike suitable for children that have hiked before.
June to September
A wide variety of wildflowers may be seen in the various habitats on this trail. Check with the ranger district for more details.

Johnson Ridge Trail 1067
Trail is a moderate to medium level hike suitable for children that have hiked before.
Mid-July to September
You are rewarded with views and meadows filled throughout the summer with an assortment of beautiful flowers, tiger lilies and bleeding hearts to name a few.

Evans Lake Trail 1069
Trail is easy for all ages.
Mid-July to August
A short flat hike to a beautiful alpine lake marsh marigolds wood violets and trillium are abundant.

Iron Goat Trail 1074
Trail is easy for all ages.
Late-May to August
An abundant variety of orchids and lilies, as well as flowers from the saxifrage and snapdragon families line the old railroad grade.

Lake Elizabeth Trail 1071
Trail is a beginner to moderate level hike suitable for children that have hiked before.
Late-May to July
Many early season wildflowers surround the lake. You may see trillium, skunk cabbage, bunchberry dogwood, false lily-of-the-valley.

Tonga Ridge Trail 1058
Trail is a beginner to moderate level hike suitable for children that have hiked before.
Mid-July to August
Flowers to see: Marsh marigolds Lupine Hookers Bluebells and Mountain Biswort

West Cady Ridge Trail 1054
Trail is a moderate to medium level hike suitable for children that have hiked before.
Mid-July to September
Flowers Glacier lilies Tiger lilies Lupine Mountain aster Pearly everlasting

Mountain Loop Scenic Byway

Old Sauk River Trail 728
Trail is easy for all ages.
May to July
Plants you may see include bleeding heart, skunk cabbage, bunchberry dogwood, twinflower, wood violets, queen's cup. In the fall, leaves on the vine maple turn scarlet with branches draped with moss and lichen.

Big Four Trail 723
Trail is easy for all ages.
May to August
A wide variety of flowers, changing as the season progresses, starting with woodland flowers such as bunchberry dogwood and wetland flowers including skunk cabbage. As summer takes hold you can see paintbrush, tiger lily and lupine.

Segelson Road (Forest Service road 18)
Enjoy an easy drive through the forest.
Late June to July
Best time to begin seeing some of the early flowers in bloom. Flowers you might see include bunchberry, salmonberry, fireweed, huckleberry, bleed'1ng heart, skunk cabbage, paintbrush, lupine, salal, pearly everlasting, Sitka valerian

Sloan Creek Road (Forest Service road 49)
Enjoy an easy drive through the forest.
July to October
Best time to begin seeing some of the flowers in bloom. Flowers you might see include bunchberry, salmonberry, fireweed, huckleberry, bleeding heart, skunk cabbage, Indian paintbrush, lupine, salal, pearly everlasting, Sitka valerian. Drive the road in the fall and see the brilliant vine maple in full color.
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