Spring is almost here, which means Southern California wildflowers are about to make their appearance—hopefully.
Whether you’re looking to go on one of the best hikes in L.A. to catch the colorful blooms or even take a day trip to see the desert flora, there are many options when it comes to trying to see Southern California wildflowers. So during those years when there’s been a bit of winter rain in Los Angeles, take advantage of it and head to one of our favorite spots below.
The big question, though: Are we headed toward another “superbloom” this spring? Most likely not given the relative lack of rain this winter, but it’s still a little too early to tell. The best hope right now rests in the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve, which could see its hillsides come alive in shades of orange. But on the whole, don’t expect the widespread poppy-fueled hysteria of 2019 to return to the wider region this year.
We’ve checked in on some of our favorite spots to see SoCal wildflowers and their current bloom status (in short: there’s not much to see right now). We’ll update each location as soon as there’s some bloom activity (or not).