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Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve

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Address: 15101 Lancaster Road, Lancaster, CA 93536-9733
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More than 1,700 acres of poppy fields and lined with trails featuring a...

More than 1,700 acres of poppy fields and lined with trails featuring a variety of flowers.

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Need a wet winter for best flowering

We have been going to the poppy reserve for many years. It is super colorful in a normally drab landscape. Of course, the best viewing is after a wet winter. Worth a drive out in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 January 2017
Laura A
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Fallbrook, California
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Fallbrook, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We have been going to the poppy reserve for many years. It is super colorful in a normally drab landscape. Of course, the best viewing is after a wet winter. Worth a drive out in the Spring.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Great place to hike all year, no poppies right now but hopefully this spring. The park is open all day, and is easily accessible. The hiking trails start right at the parking lot, easy ones and longer ones. Look close and you may see road runners, burrowing owls and maybe a hawk or golden eagle. It is a little cooler... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

The California poppy is the state flower of California and you can find it every April in Lancaster,CA at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve. A whole mountain of orange flowers will greet you. It's such awesome sight!

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

The poppies are seasonal. This year we saw them in March and they were so colorful to see at Anteloope Valley California Poppy Reserve. When one gets off the freeway there are signs that point the way to the reserve.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I try to go here every year when I can. It's beautiful when the poppies are in full bloom. You can hike up the mountain for the best view. You will see many people out and about.

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Palmdale, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

This is a great place to hike and take in the sights of the nearby mountains. Visiting in the spring will give you the opportunity to see tons and tons of poppies and other wild flowers, providing we have had enough rain. The trails are paved for the most part and accessible to all. You can check their website to... More 

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Lancaster, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

This is one of those areas where it can be very pretty for a couple months out of the year in the spring. The rest of the year is it just brown.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Make sure you check to see the status of the wildflower bloom. A nice walk among the wildflowers. Bring sunscreen there is no shade at all. Not very interesting when the flowers are not in bloom.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

This is a seasonal weather dependent attraction. when there is enough rainfall the poppies are abundant. unfortunately rain is not always the case in the desert. This year was no exception. we went out before the festival and we were disappointed that there was not as many poppies as there were two years ago. This place is a good photo... More 

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Madera, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

My husband and I went in April (2016) and there was hardly any poppies to be seen. One of the other guests said it was just a really bad year for poppies. And about the wind, it is really bad. So take a jacket.

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