Spring is well and truly upon us, and with it comes the enchantment and wonder of the wildflowers. After a particularly wet winter, the hills around Almaden Valley and the nature parks surrounding it are now bejewelled in a riot of colors in the form of spring wildflowers. Besides the poppies, daisies and clovers carpeting the meadows, one can also find the jewelflower, the California gilia, the California buttercup, brodiaea, baby blue eyes, woodland star and the shooting star, among other varieties dotting the hills.
For the avid nature lover and photographer in you, the following trails in the county parks surrounding Almaden Valley are bound to delight in their abundance of wildflowers.
Almaden Quicksilver County Park:
- Senador Trail to Guadalupe
- Trail to Mine Hill
- Castillero Trail
Calero County Park:
- Serpentine Loop Trail
Coyote Lake – Harvey Bear Ranch County Park:
- Coyote Ridge Trail
- Calaveras Trail
Santa Teresa County Park:
- Rocky Ridge Trail
- Stiles Trail
Grant County Park:
- San Felipe Trail at Corral Trail
- Halls Valley Trail
- Brush Trail at Dutch Flat Trail
Whether you are a dedicated outdoors person or prefer to explore nature at leisure, now is the time to hit the trails. Walk or hike on these easily accessible trails and experience the many splendours of spring wildflowers in Almaden.
For more information, visit: https://www.sccgov.org/sites/parks/Whats-Happening/Documents/sccp-wldlfr17-web.pdf