The Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve was established to protect and perpetuate outstanding displays of native wildflowers, particularly the California Poppy, the state flower. Seven miles of trails wind gently through wildflower fields. Wildflower blooms occur from March through May. The peak viewing period is Mid-April. Best poppy show is when the temperature is over 70F and wind is less than 10mph.The reserve is located 15 miles west of Highway 14 near the city of Lancaster. Phone 661-724-1180.
A 555-foot-long, 4-foot-wide concrete path leading to the Poppy Loop provides a generally barrier-free route to a good overview area to see the wildflowers. There is one turn-around at the far end. Restroom and parking as described below.
The Visitor Center is open mid-March to mid-May from 10 to 4 weekdays and 10-5 weekends. It is generally accessible, including restrooms. Five designated accessible parking spaces include one van space. The 400’ path from parking area to the Visitor Center is usable, but assistance may be required with slopes in one section.