Antelope Valley Wildflowers

|Bob's Hikes |Basic Info |Map |CA Poppy Reserve |1991 Thumbnails |1993 Thumbnails |2005 Thumbnails |2010 Thumbnails |

Antelope Valley - April 28, 1991

This website is about various areas in the Antelope Valley of Southern California where wildflowers can usually be found from late February through June. Because when the wildflowers will actually be in bloom depends on many factors, call either of the wildflower hotline numbers, listed below, for info on where blossoms can be found. The above photo was taken in the Western Antelope Valley area, south of the Tehachapi Mountains, seen in the background, during the "Great Bloom of 1991" (Click "D" on the map below). This was the year in which springtime conditions were just right for one of the best displays of wildflowers, especially poppies, seen in the Antelope Valley area in many years.


|Bob's Hikes |Top of Page |Map |CA Poppy Reserve |1991 Thumbnails |1993 Thumbnails |2005 Thumbnails |2010 Thumbnails |

Basic Info:

From the LA Basin, head towards the Golden State (I-5) and Foothill (I-210) freeway interchange (click here for driving directions) and then take Interstate 5 (Golden State Fwy) North. Continue north for about 44 miles and get off at the Gorman offramp (Click "A" on map below). Turn right on Gorman School Road then right again on Gorman Post Rd. Continue on Gorman Post Road keeping a lookout on the rolling hills to your left (Click "B" on the map below), stopping whenever you see good patches of wild flowers.

Most of the pictures from the 1991 season and the 2005 season were taken in an area (Click "D" on map below) I found above the California Aqueduct by heading north on 300th Street (Click "C" on map below). The photos from the 2010 Season were taken along Gorman Post Road (Click "B" on map below) and the California Poppy Reserve (Click "E" on map below).

Wildflower Info Hotlines:


|Bob's Hikes |Top of Page |Basic Info |CA Poppy Reserve |1991 Thumbnails |1993 Thumbnails |2005 Thumbnails |2010 Thumbnails |

Gorman, Click for driving directions Gorman Hills Ranch, Click for driving directions 300th Street turnoff, Click for driving directions Tree Orchard, Click for driving directions Road to CA Poppy Reserve, Click for driving directions


Click on image below for the official California Poppy Reserve Webpage
CA Poppy Reserve, Click for more Info


|Bob's Hikes |Top of Page |Basic Info |Map |CA Poppy Reserve |1993 Thumbnails |2005 Thumbnails |2010 Thumbnails |

1991 Season Thumbnails From 300th Street

Click on any of the thumbnails below to view the full sized picture and its description.
300th Street Jennifer and Poppies Looking East Bob and Poppies


|Bob's Hikes |Top of Page |Basic Info |Map |CA Poppy Reserve |1991 Thumbnails |2005 Thumbnails |2010 Thumbnails |

1993 Season Thumbnails: From CA Poppy Reserve

Click on any of the thumbnails below to view the full sized picture and its description.
CA Poppy Reserve Yellow Flowers Poppies Closeup Extream Closeup


|Bob's Hikes |Top of Page |Basic Info |Map |CA Poppy Reserve |1991 Thumbnails |1993 Thumbnails |2010 Thumbnails |

2005 Season Thumbnails:

Click on any of the thumbnails below to view the full sized picture and its description.

2005: Grapevine Lupine

2005: Gorman Hills

2005: Gorman Hills

2005: Gorman Hills

2005: Gorman Ranch

Cherry Orchard

Cherry Blossoms

Orchard Poppies


|Bob's Hikes |Top of Page |Basic Info |Map |CA Poppy Reserve |1991 Thumbnails |1993 Thumbnails |2005 Thumbnails |

2010 Season Thumbnails:

Click on any of the thumbnails below to view the full sized picture and its description.
4/19/2010: Gorman Post Road Lupine

4/19/2010: Gorman Hills Poppies & Lupine

4/19/2010: Gorman Hills Poppies

4/19/2010: Gorman Hills Wildflowers and Sky

4/19/2010: Gorman Hills Poppies

4/19/2010: Goman Post Road Poppies

4/19/2010: 170th St Poppy Field

4/19/2010: CA Poppy Preserve

4/19/2010: Ca Poppy Preserve - Horned Lark

4/19/2010: CA Poppy Preserve - Kitanemuk Vista

4/19/2010: CA Poppy Preserve - Side Blotched Lizard

|Bob's Hikes |Top of Page |Basic Info |Map |CA Poppy Reserve |1991 Thumbnails |1993 Thumbnails |2005 Thumbnails |2010 Thumbnails |


URL for this page: http://hikertechnologies.com/av_wildflowers.htm
This page developed by Bob Dollins © 20099-2011
GIF Art - Copyright © 1995-1998 IDG Books Worldwide, Inc. 
Send comments or questions to: Bob Dollins
Version (01.05) April 21, 2010