Enjoy Springtime Wildflower Walks
As the winter snows slide away into the warmth of Spring, enjoy the promise of new growth and birdsong with the South Yuba River State Park Wildflower Walks, happening every weekend from March through mid-May. Park docents will share their knowledge and stories on sunny Saturdays and Sundays during the easy 2 mile round trip hike. The terrain is fairly flat with river views, so all ages can take pleasure in the warmer days.
Beginning at 11 AM, walkers will enjoy the views along the Buttermilk Bend Trail. Come to the Bridgeport north parking lot, and meet at the trailhead. Dogs are not permitted due to frequent large group gatherings. There is a suggested $3.00 donation; be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes, layered clothing, and don’t forget a bottle of water.
The Buttermilk trail is known for bright splashes of wildflowers, including Western Buttercups and Narrow Leaf Lupine. Informational signage along the way explains the many flower types. You can find a printable brochure of flowers listed by color here. The floral display changes each week as new species begin to flower. Nature’s music changes as well, with birds coming and going during the spring months. Birders can come back for detailed birding hikes held once a month at 8AM on Saturday.
These walks are weather dependent. A rainy day will cancel the hike. Call the park at (530) 432-2546 on an overcast day to confirm the activity.
This list was accurate at the time of publication, please check directly with the venue to ensure dates, times, and locations remain the same.