Wildflower Viewing

Wildflower Viewing at Coldwater Creek

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  • During the season, a short out-and-back hike up from the Coldwater trailhead will yield up to a dozen species of wildflowers in a grand meandering display of native colors and forms. In most years, wildflower season here lasts about 6 weeks, starting in mid July and tapering off by the end of August. Follow the Emerald Lake trail up along Coldwater Creek to its intersection with the Lake George cutoff trail. Pick your way down to the creek wherever it seems opportune. Bring your wildflower guide! Beware: early in the season, especially along the lower parts of the trail, the creek will be full and raging.

  • During the season, a short out-and-back hike up from the Coldwater trailhead will yield up to a dozen species of wildflowers in a grand meandering display of native colors and forms. In most years, wildflower season here lasts about 6 weeks, starting in mid July and tapering off by the end of August. Follow the Emerald Lake trail up along Coldwater Creek to its intersection with the Lake George cutoff trail. Pick your way down to the creek wherever it seems opportune. Bring your wildflower guide! Beware: early in the season, especially along the lower parts of the trail, the creek will be full and raging.

  • Experience Checklist

    • A good eye
    • Camera
    • Day pack
    • Hiking boots
    • Insect repellent
    • Knowledge and understanding of local conditions
    • Lenses
    • Map or GPS device
    • Notebook
    • Plant-identification guide
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
    • Sunscreen/lip protector
    • Water

    Public Services

    Experience Information

    Trail Length
    0.9 miles
    Trail Surface
    Soil
    Duration
    Less than 4 hours

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