Wild Flower Hill offers a ¾-mile trail just northeast of the retail nursery. The trail is open between 8:30 am to 4:00 pm on business days. It is an excellent place for hiking, birdwatching and picnicking. Common plants along the trail include Artemisia californica (California Sagebrush), Malosma laurina (Laurel Sumac), Eriogonum fasciculatum (Wild Buckwheat) and Salvia mellifera (Black Sage). Colorful spring-flowering species include Dichelostemma capitatum (Blue Dicks) and Delphinium cardinale (Scarlet Larkspur).
TPF is home to an abundance of wildlife, some of which you may encounter on the trail (or even in the nursery), if you keep your eyes and ears open. While hiking, watch for mammals such as mule deer, coyote, and bobcat; reptiles such as western fence lizard, gopher snake and rattlesnake; and birds such as red-tailed hawk, canyon wren and phainopepla.
Your safety and the safety of your children and pets are our utmost concern. Please remember that not all wildlife is friendly, especially if frightened. Be alert and keep children close and dogs on leash at all times. If you are planning to hike the trail, we recommend that you bring water, a hat, sunscreen and camera.
If you see a plant or flower that you cannot identify, please leave it for others to enjoy. Take a photo with your camera or phone and bring it to one of our nursery sales associates for identification.