Bay Area Parks are welcoming sunshine and along with it the wonderful news of a great big wildflower bloom known as the “Super Bloom”. This once-a-decade phenomenon covered the Southern Californian desert in March with mesmerizing fields of different colors like white, purple, yellow, orange, and red, leaving photographers and hikers stunned with joy.
Next stop is Bay Area, which will be featuring rich supplies of wildflowers as sunshine and warm weather start showing face after a moist winter in California. Clusters of orange poppies, purple lupine, and lively mustard yellow flowers have started to spring across hiking trails, freeways and backyards of northern California.
With a wondrous spectacle, huge crowds of people are expected to visit the region and enjoy the beauty of spring. If you are packing your bags for the Super Bloom, here are some of the best spots you should keep in mind when visiting Bay Area to be able to properly enjoy the blooming beauty of the wildflowers:
Lake Merced, San Francisco
In for an enthralling experience with thick groups of flowers? All you need to do is take a mile-long hike alongside the Sunset and Horseshoe trails, located east of the lake. When you take this 4.5-mile Lake Merced Trek, you can effortlessly tour the entire lake and at the same time enjoy the view of the remote wildflower pockets.
Mount Tamalpais State Park, North Bay
Just north of the Golden Gate Bridge is the Mount Tamalpais, which is a fort for ecological protection, and where wildflowers bloom alongside the endless hiking trails. It is recommended that you go for the 2.7-mile hike straight to Cataract Falls. However, if you wish to get a bird’s-eye view of the blossoming fields, take the 4.7-mile trek to Temelpa Trail.
Mount Diablo, East Bay
Located over 3000 feet above the sea level, Mount Diablo lets you enjoy a view that you won’t be able find anywhere in East Bay. Go for the 7-mile Falls Trail Loop to check out the homegrown flowers with their light-colored regalia. It is recommended that you come here prepared for your trekking sessions with sufficient water because the water stations in the area are limited and are quite distant from each another.
If you do make it out to the flowers, make sure to have a lot of fun and see the local sights of the Bay Area! And if you plan to stay in San Jose for longer, you may be interested in San Jose real estate. You can find expirienced San Jose agents at Intempus Real Estate.