Tag Archives: Wildflowers 2012
The following wildflowers are currently in bloom along the first two miles of the Kern River Canyon Hiking Trail. You can reach the trail head by following 178 West from the Elizabeth Norris Rd. exit in Lake Isabella for 4.62 miles. At 4.62 there is a turn off and gated road on the right. Turn off here, and open the gate to get access to the parking area. From the parking area climb the steep road to the trail on the right. Once you are on the trail you will begin seeing the large assortment of wildflowers almost immediately.
A few different species of wildflowers are blooming along Chimney Basin Road, which is part of the Chimney Peak Scenic Byway. Also watch for wildflowers along Route 178 (Isabella Walker Pass Rd.).
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Wildflowers are beginning to bloom in Indian Wells Canyon near the trail head to Owens Peak. While there is not an abundance of them, they are beginning to cover some hills quite well.