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Awesome Blossom

What is the California Super Bloom?

The California Super Bloom is an extremely rare phenomenon in which a vast amount of wildflowers germinate and blossom at the same time. 2023’s Super Bloom will be the first one in four years!

So what makes a Super Bloom so… super? To answer that question, we have to dive into California’s soil, all the way to the wildflower seeds buried deep in the ground. These seeds are finicky. Too much rain washes the seeds away, and too little dries them out. This perfect amount of rain has to be followed by a dry period, where the soil warms up just right. The ground must have ample cloud coverage and no harsh winds to damage the seeds. As you can tell, the California Super Bloom requires a set of very specific conditions in order to occur. When the right balance is struck, the magic begins.

Experience Responsibly

Super doesn’t happen by accident. The California Super Bloom is a rare and delicate natural phenomenon, and it’s only super if we keep it that way. Here are just a few of the ways you can help keep it super for generations to come:

  1. Stay on Marked Paths
    Please follow the signs and park in designated areas, and respect closures when you see them— going off-trail and trampling the bloom does irreparable damage to its delicate habitat.
  2. Don’t Pick the Flowers
    While you’re enjoying the blooms, please don’t take any souvenirs besides photos. Flower picking is strictly prohibited!
  3. Pack it In, Pack it Out
    Our goal is to leave this area even more pristine than we found it. When you come visit, please be good stewards of the land by not leaving anything behind.

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Where to See

Murrieta is centrally located to several key California Super Bloom locations offering spectacular views of this rare natural phenomenon. Explore a few of them below and start planning your trip to see the wildflowers of California!

Skull Canyon

Get a spectacular view of the bloom in Skull Canyon, where visitors can zipline over the flowers or enjoy the view from their fun-filled Sky Gym.

The Flower Fields at Carlsbad

Enter a world of magic at The Flower Fields, a gorgeous property filled to the brim with flowers, activities, sights, and more.

Chino Hills State Park

Chino Hills State Park offers visitors a beautiful view of the bloom, in addition to 90 miles of trails, campsites, a Discovery Center, and more. Don’t forget to check for trail closures before setting off!

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

Head to certain areas of this sprawling park for the chance to see some of the stunning wildflowers in bloom amid the stark desert landscape.

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