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Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve

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15101 Lancaster Rd, Lancaster, CA 93536-9733
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writerpatkramer wrote a review Jul 2020
Los Angeles, California6 contributions1 helpful vote
This is a lovely poppy preserve which means the land is set aside for passive viewing with walking trails. Unfortunately, you get disrespectful throngs of young people who feel the need to take a selfie while standing on the poppies and crushing them. Other than that, this is a beautiful place to visit in the spring in California.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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dinfamily2009 wrote a review Jun 2020
smdds7983385 contributions62 helpful votes
We missed the flowers during the spring, but wanted to see the site and figured we could still get in a good hike and nature walk. It’s a nice, big space, and the paths take you around and provide nice views of the landscape. I can only imagine when the flower fields are full and in bloom it must be beautiful. We hope to come again at the right season. Note that it was really + very + super windy.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Creeping_Death_LA wrote a review Jun 2020
Los Angeles, California3,793 contributions424 helpful votes
Nice hiking trail but we came here after the bloom and it was dry as could be. The little grasshoppers were attacking us and the wind blew so hard that we had to hike up sideways to stay up from falling over. My sunglasses almost got blown away it was that windy.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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L L wrote a review Apr 2020
Las Vegas377 contributions85 helpful votes
Before making our way to the Tehachapi Loop we decided to go see the poppy blooms. The drive through Lancaster wasn't bad except for the locals driving like bats out of hell, to get there. Guess speed limits aren't for them. Anyway of course the Reserve was closed due to the Virus, they had a ranger blocking off the entrance. But there are many fields around the outside of the Reserve that everyone was flocking to. Lots of people were trampling and laying in the middle of the fields to get selfies. Very very inconsiderate. These fields aren't patrolled so people just run amuck. It's a shame. Beautiful. We can scratch that off our Bucket List.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Tom wrote a review Apr 2020
Santa Monica, California2 contributions1 helpful vote
We enjoyed the breathtaking seas of poppy at the California Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve yesterday (3/31/2020). However, we were sad to see SUVs and pick-up truck passing through walking trails, passing other vehicles by getting off the trail and running over thousands of poppy flowers. One even parked in the middle of the trail with its driver relaxing in his lounge chair for as long as we were there. I hope the park ranger would set up roadblocks at Lancaster Road and the road parallel Lancaster to the north, so these inconsiderate individuals cannot do this in April and May.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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