All I have been hearing nonstop is “have you seen the Poppy’s yet?”. In fact, no I have not, but I am planning to!
For those who do not know, the Poppy is California’s state flower. As a result of the weeks of rain California has received over the past few weeks a super bloom has occurred. All over different sections of California, wildflowers and Poppy’s are popping up all over the place. We have places like Lake Elsinore, Torrey Pines State Park and Antelope Valley that have been covered by this bloom.
In Antelope Valley in particular is it a Poppy reserve. This reserve was originally created to protect the wildflowers and allow a safe area for them to be displayed without being trampled on. This reserve is located by the Mojave Desert so it is somewhat of a drive.
Everyone is always looking for something to do on the weekends so you may make this a weekend trip! Along with the State Flower there are also Goldfields, Lupine, Owl’s Clover, Cream Cups, Coreopsis and so many more other beautiful flowers to see along the 8-mile trial.
There is a hike that will be happening at Antelope Valley on April 6th if you would like to go. It is FREE however parking is not free. The hike is from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm! Everyone will be meeting up in the parking lot at 9:00 am sharp, and I will even be there too!
Address: 15101 Lancaster Road Lancaster CA 93536