Local places to see the California super bloom

It’s time to stop and smell the roses!

California hillsides are exploding with color as this year’s super bloom begins. During this time of year, wildflowers envelop the Golden State from the top of San Francisco down to the tip of San Diego. 

Here are some of the best local places to see the super bloom:


Antelope Valley

If you are willing to take a drive, you will not regret traveling to the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve. Located just 15 miles outside Lancaster, this state-protected reserve holds California’s most consistent poppy bloom.


Wildwood Park

Located in Thousand Oaks, Wildwood Regional Park offers more than 27 miles of hiking trails. Whether you are an avid hiker or looking for a new Saturday afternoon stroll, Wildwood has a trail for everyone. 


Chumash Museum

On the site of a former Chumash village known as Sap’wi, the Chumash Indian Museum in Thousand Oaks is home to not only rich history and culture but many walking trails. 


China Flats

A neighborhood favorite, the China Flats Trailhead is off Lindero Canyon Road in Oak Park. This moderately challenging hike is a great way to exercise and see local wildflowers.


The Beach

Just a quick drive through the canyon; even California beaches are subject to this year’s super bloom. Southern California favorites such as El Matador State Beach, Zuma Beach, and Broad Beach are all painted with color.