Past Meetup

Los Padres Forest Wildflowers hike and car loop

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Carls Jr.

49669 Gorman Post Rd · Gorman, CA

How to find us

meet at noon at Carls's Jr. parking lot, off 5 freeway at Gorman exit

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Hey Gang,


this is a car drive to see wildflowers which are supposed to be quite spectacular. We will start in Gorman which usually has excellent orange California poppies in bloom, and yellow fiddlenecks, and purple lupines. We will drive from there through Frazier Park and past Mount Pinos onto Mil Potrero Highway and the town of Pine Mountain Club. We will stop along the way for various visual attractions. We will then drive off to Mt. Abel, also known as Cerro Noroeste for a easy hike in the pines. Back to the main road, we will continue along the crestline of the San Emigdio Mountains which is where we will have the best flower views, according to the forest service website, somewhere around Apache Saddle:

From there we will turn south onto Highway 33 and then turn east onto Lockwood Valley Road. This will lead us back to our starting point in Gorman.

This is a lot of driving. The Gorman loop is 140 miles, plus the drive from central LA to Gorman is 60 miles each way. So that totals 260 miles according to google.'s+Jr/Cerro+Noroeste/34.9612516,-119.4475255/34.6869487,-119.3558267/34.7946502,-118.8524355/@34.8238931,-119.3216312,11z/am=t/data=!3m1!4b1!4m17!4m16!1m5!1m1!1s0x0:0x5b299382347ed36f!2m2!1d-118.8504441!2d34.7957335!1m5!1m1!1s0x80e98f3749768d3f:0x4e196595b6f6dbe5!2m2!1d-119.2034437!2d34.8308108!1m0!1m0!1m0!3e0

Bring all the usual stuff: lunch, water, hat, comfy hiking shoes, camera, bla bla bla....