Angel Island is awash in color right now – the abundant Spring rain has made everything green and blooming. The hillsides sparkle with a rainbow of color – ruby reds, topaz yellows and emerald greens.
April and May are two of the best months to catch the annual bloom on Angel Island and the state park is offering guided wildflower hikes on two Sundays – April 29th and May 13th starting at 10:30 in Ayala Cove. The four mile hike will take you up the Sunset Trail to the top of Mount Livermore and come back down the North Ridge Trail.
Early wildflowers include milkmaids, shooting stars, poppies, miner’s lettuce, zigadene, iris, man root, buttercups, hound’s tongue, checker bloom, and mission bells. Later blooms include lupine, sticky monkey flower and of course the towering purple blooms of the Pride of Madeira.