Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve State Natural Reserve

2019 | SPRING

* Easy Peasy


Poppy fields galore await you at the tippy top of this hike. You can actually just stroll through the fields if you’re not down for the light inclines of the hills. For more details on the history of poppies and the personal perspective, check out my personal post: I don't think we're in Kansas anymore.

The super bloom of 2019 has turned this spot into one Insta-moment but for the most part after the backlash, people have been sticking to the trails. One thing to note is there really isn’t any shade, so plan accordingly with one of our fave sunscreens and bring water!!

The Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve is just that, a protected reserve. Each spring, the hills come alive with magical little surprises not usually found in deserts, it is in the Mojave Desert Grassland habitat. Each season is different but most springs come with a bloom of some sorts, but nothing compared to the wet spring of 2019, it’s incredible.

Most days of the year the reserve is still a beautiful place to be. With wheelchair access throughout most of the park, and kid-friendly paths, this spot is perfect for most outdoor seekers. On our adventure we saw so many creatures and pollinators galore! Benches are located along the trails and make perfect spots to reflect in nature or grab that insta-worthy selfie - just stay on the trails!

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