Where the Wildflowers Are: See NorCal’s Super Bloom at Table Mountain

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Spring has arrived and that means wildflowers have begun to embellish many of our favorite trails. Strolling through a meadow dotted with every color imaginable puts you, at least for a few moments, in a serene utopia. It’s an experience that every NorCal hiking enthusiast should have at least once.

With the historic winter of 2019 in the books, Northern California’s superbloom is in rare form. And just outside Oroville you can find big, beautiful, blooming flowers in the North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve.

Table Mountain’s Phantom Falls. Photo: Flickr/Lisa Ouellette

The area is one of the most popular outdoor destinations in NorCal during the spring, both for its flowers and for the 164-feet waterfall Phantom Falls. The month of April proves to be one of the most popular to visit the area for a good reason – the bloom is epic!

Here are some of the best photos from this year’s superbloom:

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Today we visited The North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve In Oroville. Due to the abundance of rainfall this year, combined with the natural fertilizer donated by the 4-legged residents – Spring has truly arrived in all it’s splendor! The splashes of color create amazing landscape murals that would make the French painter, Claude Monet proud. . . . . . #nature #spring #norcal #sacramento #EastSac #visitcalifornia #visitsacramento #sac_iloveyou #wildflowers #unlimitedcalifornia #tablemountain.#oroville #cattle #deltastewardshipcouncil #CaliforniaCaptures #wildcalifornia_#californialove #916lgers #selectsacramento #sacramento_life#nikonusa #nikonworld_ #nikon #nikonimages #nikonphotography #robertvalenton #igrssac

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Day tripper. Another 24 hour blitz mission. This time I had the great pleasure of taking my wife and son along. Eight hours of driving up and back, 3 1/2 hours of hiking and shooting, then the rest of the time spent in our first class hotel suite ordering room service and watching cartoons.😊 Out hiking we saw carpets of purple and yellow and orange and pink accents mixed in here and there. Flowers everywhere. We also got to see one of the waterfalls, but the highlight for me was watching my son gleefully throw rocks into a creek. As an added bonus I finally shook hands with the one and only @kennymullen . Kenny is a very skilled and creative dad who kills it with bucolic landscapes as well as the Milky Way shots. 🥛Look him up. This was the last shot that I took on my way back to the van.✌🏽 . . #earth_shotz #ig_color #landscapephotomag #superbloom2019#nature_wizards#special_shots#aswediscover#ig_today#ig_northamerica#photo_metre #wildcalifornia #igworld_global#superbloom#bestnatureshot #northtablemountain #nikonnofilter#TheBest_Capture#stellar_shots#ig_photosentez#ig_bliss #splendid_earth #natureprimeshot#scapes_greatshots#ig_shotz #moods_in_frame #gottolove_this#ig_fotogramers#usaprimeshot #alluring_earthscapes

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Here are the directions to Table Mountain in Butte County:

From Hwy 70 in Oroville, exit at Grand Ave (Exit 48). Go East on Grand Ave for 1 mile. Left on Table Mountain Blvd for a tenth of a mile. Right on Cherokee Road 6.3 miles north to the reserve. Official access is through a small parking lot on the west side of Cherokee Road.

Enjoy your superbloom adventure!

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