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Antelope Valley California Poppy State Reserve

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 70F 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.

The Tehachapi Vista Point Trail is a 0.64 mile accessible loop trail experience through poppy and high desert vegetation. Along the trail there are 2 overlooks with benches and several benches periodically along the trail. The trail surface is concrete. The trail is generally flat at less than 5% slopes with intermittent sections between 5% to 8%. Accessible parking is located in the main parking lot and the trail begins near the visitor center.

Accessible Trail Data
Trail Name Running Slope Cross Slope Trail Width Trail Surface
Tehachapi Vista Point Trail 5% Average 1% Average 5 FT Average Concrete & Boardwalk
7% Maximum 2% Maximum 4 FT Minimum

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.

Other Information
A manually operated wheelchair is available for check out at the Visitor Center during the wildflower season. Call the park for more information.

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For more information: access@parks.ca.gov | Phone: (916) 445-8949 | Fax: (916) 449-8966
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