The best wildflower hikes in the Bay Area offer a perfect antidote to the high stress levels commonly associated with life in San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley. Plus, an upside to the Bay Area’s commonly foggy winters is that those gray days mean an abundance of wildflowers pop up throughout Northern California in the spring and summer.
Take a break from all the hustle and bustle and escape to coastal cliffs with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, or wander through state parks with lakes and meadows galore. Want to step up your selfie game and fill your feed with the kind of images that will rack in some serious likes? Post some fresh pics of your weekend adventures with owl’s clover, blue bush lupine and miner’s lettuce multicolored blooms as the backdrop. (Or maybe you’re more of the mule ear sunflower and California buttercup type.)
Whether you’re looking to stay close to home with one of the best hikes in the Bay Area or San Francisco day trips, there are plenty of options when it comes to seeing Northern California’s most glorious wildflowers. Here are the best wildflower hikes in the Bay Area where you can see the blooms up close in their full glory.
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