Check Out These Less-Popular Wildflower Hikes

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Go East: Columbia Hills State Park

Columbia Hills Historical State Park is a 3,637-acre park composed of four different sites. During the spring, there are vast fields of balsamroot flowers. It’s also close to nearby attractions, Goldendale Observatory and Maryhill Museum.

Columbia Hills_Debbie Asakawa

Photo by Debbie Asakawa

Go North: Weldon Wagon Trail

Enjoy a hike or mountain bike ride on this early 1900s road built to transport apples from the upper farmlands to the White Salmon River. This 2.5-mile out-and-back trail offers rolling hills, wildflowers and an oak grove.


Photo by Micheal Drewry

Go Midweek: Dry Creek Falls

This often-overlooked trail near Cascade Locks follows a section of the Pacific Crest Trail to the base of a 230-foot waterfall that plunges into a basalt amphitheater.

Photo by Yeng Tang

Go Early: Lyle Cherry Orchard Trail 

Listen to the songbirds while taking an early hike on the Lyle Cherry Orchard Trail. Note, this is a moderate trail that climbs about 1,500 feet over 2.5 miles. You’ll be rewarded with stunning views. 

Photo by Becky Brun