Who’s up for a roadtrip?! Spring has brought us some incredible flowers, and we’ve got another superbloom for you, this time east of the city.
Folsom Lake is a reservoir northeast of Sacramento coming out of a dry season. The lupine flowers are exploding across the area in areas that are normally underwater, and visitors are flocking to the area in order to catch the bloom before it ends.
Lupine, a native California wildflower, is a stunning purple color. It’s created breathtaking, dense carpets of purple that make for unbelievable photos – that said, make sure you stay on the path and don’t step on the flowers.
The park’s busiest entrance is the Granite Bay one, but you may find other ones through Salmon Falls, Folsom Point or Shadow Glen. See the park website for a full list of entrances and updated regulations. Most are accessible from the east via Interstate 80 to Douglas Blvd, or from the north via Highway 50 to Hazel Ave or Folsom Blvd. Visitors often enter the park on foot, bike, or horseback.
If you decide to check out Folsom Lake’s impressive lupine superbloom, remember to be respectful of the area and gentle with the plants. Stay on the trails and be wary of stepping on or damaging the flowers. Don’t forget to share your pictures with us on Instagram and tag us with #MySecretSF!
[Featured Image: @hiker.hustle via Instagram]