I am planning a trip for 2 weeks, during the end of March. We would like to see the wildflower bloom in Northern California. Any suggestions? I did a search, and turned up Death Valley, Joshua Tree, and Hope Valley. But, I would like to keep it under 500 miles, if possible. Going by hybrid trailer. Thanks...........Dan
The Carrizo Plain National Monument has some beautiful wild flowers in the spring. There is a two lane winding highway (not US 99) on the west side of Sequoia that has had some great displays of wild flowers. I think it is SR 245.
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There are no guarantees on what will bloom when. One advantage to Joshua Tree is that it has a variety of elevations, so perhaps one will be in bloom and those higher or lower will not. You may, however, have a difficult time finding a campsite in Joshua Tree NP; check the park's webpage for nearby alternatives.
Below is a fairly nice list, again no guarantees. The way things are looking today with the huge storm in Northern and Central CA , all of the flower seeds may wash away.