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Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve

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Address: 15101 Lancaster Road, Lancaster, CA
Phone Number: 661-942-0662
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Description: More than 1,700 acres of poppy fields and lined with trails featuring a...
More than 1,700 acres of poppy fields and lined with trails featuring a variety of flowers.
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Nice easy hike

While there was not an abundance of poppies during the time we visited, we enjoyed the hike around the area and the beauty of the desert. The information center was great, the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
Carolyn S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

While there was not an abundance of poppies during the time we visited, we enjoyed the hike around the area and the beauty of the desert. The information center was great, the docents were most helpful and friendly. We will return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I have been wanting to check out the poppies for a while and I was finally able to. We went at the perfect time. The weather was nice, breezy and a little warm. Be prepared to hike a little. The best views are from the vista points. But we ended up hiking a 3.5 mile loop and we were able... More 

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Lancaster, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

this year looks like a good year for the poppies. the hills to the south of lancaster already had a great show of color. the smell was intoxicating! if only you could bottle that! the poppies at the reserve area should be wonderful! they haven't yet "popped" out but it should be soon! Makes me feel like I do live... More 

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Torrance, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

My first time in a valley of flowers. Good place for photography. Plan early morning before it gets too hot. Check their website because the blooms are highly unpredictable. March 2015 was said to be less than stellar but I found it beautiful enough, took lots of pictures and was very good relaxing hike. Carry LOTS of water, no shade... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We visited the Poppy reserve this past weekend. The whole road leading to the reserve had cars pulled to the roadside and people were snapping pictures of the lovely vistas and blooms. It was beautiful and we pushed to the official "site" assuming it would afford something that the regular road couldn't. Well, it did, but that was merely a... More 

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Mojave, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A walk in the fields or photographing the blooming poppies make a visit to the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve a must. Each year is different due to fluctuations in rainfall and temperature. It has been said by locals that there is a 10-year bloom cycle, and 2015 must be one of those. Among the blooming gold and orange poppies... More 

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Lancaster, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It is the most awesome sight to see in the Antelope Valley. I love seeing those beauties come up annually.

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San Jose
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Although some parts of Antelope valley had huge patches of California poppies blooming profusely, the poppy reserve itself this year didn't have much poppy at all. We were there on March 12, the volunteer working int the reserve told us what we saw was probably the best the park gets this year, which was disappointing. However, there were lots of... More 

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Malibu, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

So cool. Like an acid flashback but these colors are real. I got here probably 2-3 weeks early but it was still overwhelming. Seriously considering a return trip. (no pun intended) to get more colors. Pull off the highway if you're on the 14 and check it out. Take 15 minutes for some way cool poppies and color.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Albeit a while since a great year, this one is starting out nicely and if you have not come to see the poppies previously, the rain is giving us a beautiful view. The walks are lovely and the drive to and from worth going a bit in both directions.

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