I don’t know if you know but Southern California is experiencing the biggest wildflower "super bloom" in more than a decade, and people are flocking to catch a glimpse of the breathtaking sight. Thanks to the heavy rains we experienced this winter we have this amazing super bloom going on right off the 15 fwy. Producer Chris was driving up to LA this past weekend and said people are stopping on the freeway just to take pictures of the amazing flowers!! While wildflowers typically appear throughout SoCal, super blooms are much rarer because it takes the perfect combination of rain, sunshine and lack of drying winds to create them. The flowers are only expected to last through March and are already peaking so hurry up and go see them!! You can see them at Walker Canon in Lake Elsinore (off the Lake St exit) and at the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in Borrego Springs.
With that said, here are some tips if you go see them.
With the recent heat wave, be sure to pack plenty of water and sun protection.
You'll need to hike some steep and sometimes unsteady terrain to see some of the wildflowers, so wear proper shoes and dress accordingly.
Don't stop or park on the freeway to take photos from a distance. Not only is this illegal, it is dangerous. This goes for the freeway, shoulder or median
Here's how to see the super bloom at the two most popular spots: Walker Canyon in Lake Elsinore and the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in Borrego Springs.
Walker Canyon in Lake Elsinore
Take the Lake Steet exit off the 15 Freeway. The main entrance will be spotted near the crossing of Lake Street and Walker Canyon Road, but there are also more wildflowers located down Walker Canyon Road near Hill Top Drive.
Borrego Desert Nature Center encourages visitors to travel on Borrego Springs Road from Christmas Circle in the middle of town. Nature lovers can see flowers at the north end and then turn right onto Henderson Canyon Road. Visitors can travel the length of the road heading east to the flower fields. Those who don't mind a bit of waling can stop in the vicinity of Pegleg, near the crossing of Henderson County Road and S-22. This area will have plenty of parking along the roadside with good access to see flowers. When you're done seeing the flowers, just take S-22 back into town.
Double check the directions above but just google "Super Bloom" and tons of info comes up! Happy flower hunting!!