55210 238th Ave. E.
Ashford, WA 98304
Within Mount Rainier National Park, you’ll find several popular hiking trails that are accessible in spring and summer that contain many different blooming wildflowers. Paradise’s meadow trails near the mountain’s primary visitor center features a peak blooming season by July. Types of wildflowers you can view along these popular trails include tiger lilies, azure lupine, Indian and scarlet paintbrush and subalpine daisies. The Sunrise trails also have pink and white heather meadows, glacier lilies, asters, Jacobs ladder and the sweet-scented Valerian.
Hood Canal Ranger District – Quilcene
295142 Hwy. 101 S.
Quilcene, WA 98376
(360) 765 2200
The Olympic National Forest is located across the Hood Canal Bridge to the west of Seattle. Hiking around Mount Townsend in the Hood Canal Ranger District of the national forest, you can find breathtaking wildflowers including the chocolate tiger lily, Indian paintbrush and many others that offer a burst of color in spring and summer. This hike equals a little more than eight miles altogether, so be sure to wear your most comfortable walking or hiking shoes.
Snoqualmie Region — Snoqualmie Pass
69805 S.E. Snoqualmie Pass Summit Road
North Bend, WA 98045
Just east of Seattle in the Snoqualmie Pass region is the Ira Spring hiking trail. This hike is about six miles in length and leads hikers to sparkling alpine waters of Mason Lake. The lush greenery surrounding you includes a variety of different wildflowers, such as tiger lilies, lupine meadows, paintbrush and blooming trillium.
18201 S.E. Cougar Mountain Drive
Bellevue, WA 98027
If you live near or are traveling north of Seattle, stop at the Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park in Bellevue. This regional park offers more than 36 miles of hiking trails and an abundance of wild blooms and interesting smells as well. Blooming trillium and salmonberries draw the hummingbirds like crazy, while the skunk cabbage gives off a smell you won’t soon forget, but is also strikingly beautiful to look at because of its lily-like blooms.
810 Route 20
Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284
The North Cascades National Park in and around Sedro-Woolley, Washington, is made up of over a half-million acres of land. In the lower elevations of the national park, wildflowers bloom as early as March, while higher elevations experience the most blooms from August through September. The picturesque pallette of wildflower colors come from exceptional species such as alpine asters, evergreen violets, tiger lilies, fireweed, pipers bellflowers, fairyslippers, common camas and meadows of pink mountain heather.