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. The best poppy display is when the temperature is over 70°F and the wind is less than 10 mph. The reserve is located 15 miles west of Highway 14 near the city of Lancaster. Phone (661) 724-1180 for more information.
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.
The Visitor Center is open during the wildflower season from sunrise to sunset. It is generally accessible, including restrooms. Five designated accessible parking spaces include one van space. The 400-foot-long path from the parking area to the Visitor Center is usable, but assistance may be required with slopes in one section.
A manually operated wheelchair is available for check out at the Visitor Center during the wildflower season. Call the park for more information.