Tahoe’s abundance of wildflowers

A wet winter is the gift that keeps on giving from the long days enjoying ski runs and back-county trails, to the explosion of...

September’s Wildflower Hot Spots

The August bloom exploded midmonth in the upper elevations with lush gardens thrilling tourists and seasoned hikers alike. Giant red paintbrush and wavy-leaved paintbrush...

Waist-high wildflowers at Meiss Meadows

When I’m itching for an amazing display of wildflowers, the trail between Carson Pass and Showers Lake on the Pacific Crest Trail/Tahoe Rim Trail...

Wildflowers of Tahoe

Story and photos by Hannah Sullivan & Cliff Lambson  ·   This time of summer is like an extended treasure hunt; every day we open our...

Explore the wildflowers

This summer enjoy free guided hikes through Squaw Valley’s unique alpine meadows, alive with wildflowers. Twice daily until Sept. 3, the adventure begins with...

Waves of wildflowers at Ward Creek

Tahoe visitors and locals alike tend to focus on the best-known adventures when they think of enjoying Tahoe’s outdoors. They ride the Flume Trail,...

Wildflowers & Waterfalls

Wildflower season in Tahoe changes weekly, sometimes daily, with flowers flourishing one day at lake level, moving to flourish in higher elevations the following...

Wildlife & wildflowers at Martis Creek

  Large expanses of purple blooms caught my eye on the western side of Martis Valley as I drove along the highway connecting Truckee to...

July’s Wildflower Hot Spots

Now that the sun has melted the snow at lake level, the soil is moist and healthy for a fabulous season of wildflowers. You’ve...

Swimming with the wildflowers at Sagehen Meadows

  Longer, warmer days each spring are the harbinger of wildflowers and hiking season in Tahoe and Truckee. As the plants begin to push up...