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Poppies Are Taking Over Antelope Valley

Orange blooms cover the hillsides for miles.

by Wendy Langhans

It’s time…


Weekends are busy times, I know:  household chores, children’s sports,
religious services (this Sunday is Palm Sunday), and social gatherings.  In addition, this Saturday is the Household
Hazardous/Electronic Waste Roundup
at College of the
Canyons from 9 a.m -3 p.m..  


But it’s time…


California Poppy


…the wildflowers are blooming at the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve.


View of the poppy fields

The park is open sunrise to sunset.

The Interpretive Center
will be open through the wildflower season:

Weekdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Weekends 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


During the wildflower season, free guided public tours are
offered at:

10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on weekends

11 a.m. on

The Reserve is located 15 miles west of Lancaster
at 15101 Lancaster Road. 

From Highway 14:  Take the Avenue I exit and head
west 15 miles.  Avenue I becomes Lancaster

From I-5:  Take Hwy 138 east and turn right on 170th
Street West.  Make a left at the end, onto Lancaster
Road.  Follow the road two miles. 


Poppy Reserve Wildflower Hotline  (661) 724-1180


As for me, I’m going on Friday morning, just in time for the
11AM tour.  Shhh – I’m playing hooky.  






You can listen to stories like this every Friday morning at 7:10 a.m. on "The Hike Report",
brought to you by your hometown radio station KHTS (AM1220) and by the
Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority.


For the complete MRCA hike and activity schedule and for
trail maps, click here or go to


Poppies Are Taking Over Antelope Valley

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