Posted on 08 Mar, 2019
It’s a stunning, sunny day in Southern California and you have some time to explore the outdoors. You take a drive and arrive at one of several nearby parks, all less than 20 miles from Menifee. Admiring all the varieties of wildflowers, you snap a few pictures. Perhaps you have a green thumb and need some garden inspiration, or just a quiet place to relax. Whatever the reason may be, you’ll find beautiful wildflowers in one of the many parks surrounding the Centennial community in Menifee. Centennial features four diverse neighborhoods, a 10-acre sports park and close proximity to numerous recreation options. Just another reason to join the amazing Centennial community and explore all of the opportunities it provides for you and your active lifestyle.
Walker Canyon Ecological Reserve
Roughly 18 miles northwest of Menifee, you’ll find the poppy fields at the Walker Canyon Ecological Reserve, home to the California state flower. Poppies galore, they appear like a rolling sea of yellow, orange and purple as far as the eye can see. The hike into Walker Canyon is family-friendly, so you can bring your kids and their strollers. March and April are peak season for viewing, so plan your trip accordingly and don’t miss all the lovely blooms.
Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve
An extension of the Santa Ana Mountains, the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve sits about 17 miles southwest of Menifee. Boasting 50 different wildflower species, the Santa Rosa Plateau is an excellent place to experience all that California wildlife has to offer. To see all the flowers in bloom, hike one of the trails in the spring. The Vernal Pool Trail features the California poppy, the most abundant flower in the area. Another flower to spot is the chocolate lily, named for its rich brown color.
Diamond Valley Lake
Take a drive approximately 15 miles east of Menifee and you’ll be at Diamond Valley Lake. In addition to a variety of California wildflowers, the lake’s park features pedestrian, equestrian and bicycle trails surrounding the reservoir. Baby blue eyes, rancher’s fiddleneck, owl’s clover and chia are just a few of the wildflowers that line the Diamond Valley Lake trails.
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