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Lancaster, California Map

Did the night walk- always educational and something new to learn. Great, beautiful night for it!

Awesome place to walk well groomed trails and see some great desert wildlife!! Go early before it gets too hot!!

Nice flat trail, with lots of small wildlife.

so mad right now!!! Just drove 35 miles with my dog bc the description says dogs are allowed on a leash but that is inaccurate info! Dogs are not allowed.

12 days ago

Had to make my way here during the tail end of the superbloom. Unfortunately it was very windy that day so most of the poppies were closed up. I did find a few patches of open poppies along the way but they were few and far in between. Wish I had come mid March to see the fields encompassed in them. Came here around 7am and only one other car was there.

30 days ago

I went a couple of days ago and arrived pretty early when most of the poppies were still closed from the cold night. Walked to the second vista and enjoyed the views and on the walk back the poppies were open and gorgeous. SUPER windy so I would recommend no hat and lots of sunscreen instead. There are a lot of people if you just do the short loop but you can get a little bit less of a crowd if you go to the vista points.

Very cool trail system in town. Tons of wildlife.

Beautiful views throughout. Flowers are blooming. Birds and snakes are active during the day.

Easy hiking trails on gentle slopes covered in California Poppies and other flowers in early spring. It's very popular and easily accessible from LA; if you don't want to wait in a long line to park your car, be sure to arrive by 10am.

juniper trees and Joshua trees mostly. looks cool but not much else to see.

1 month ago

Nice place, windy day, almost gone with wind.

1 month ago

This year's abundance of rainfall has allowed for an amazing display of wildflowers here are poppy reserve. The downside of this was the huge amount of visitors it has attracted. We arrived just after 8 and the parking lot was already full. By the time we left around 10:30, the reserve was overwhelmed with visitors. Many people unfortunately ignored the signs to stay on the trails and trampled the poppies in order to get their selfie or next Facebook profile pic. All in all, a very enjoyable hike with the abundance of poppies. Once the poppies have died, nothing else really here to see.