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Spring Flowers And The View of The San Bernardino Mountains

Updated on September 15, 2016

Spring flowers are always a spectacular up in the San Bernardino Mountains. Whether these be wild flowers you see on a nature walk or flowers people plant in their front yard, it is a promise you will see many beautiful flowers blooming in late April up in the San Bernardino Mountains. The higher elevations of Southern California are one of the few places in this part of the state where you can experience the four seasons, so often flower bulbs such as tulips and daffodils do not bloom until April. During unusually warm winters the daffodils and tulips have been known to open up as early as late February, but usually, the flowers wait until late March or April. Even if you do not get a chance to see flowers up in the San Bernardino Mountains, the views are highly recommended for those who enjoy the beauty of nature. For instance, who could pass up a scenic nature walk with views of Mount Baldy and The Pinnacles in the distance? The more adventurous types might even be tempted to go for a hike to the top of The Pinnacles.

So how do you get to the San Bernardino Mountains if you are craving a nature walk? To get from Los Angeles to Lake Arrowhead, take the 10 East Freeway for about fifty miles until you reach San Bernardino, California. Exit on Waterman Avenue and take this all the way up to Highway 18, which leads up to the San Bernardino Mountains. Use Google Maps of Mapquest to get precise directions from your location. You can even use Google Maps to plot your public transit route to the San Bernardino Mountains from Los Angeles, which is perfect for pedestrians who prefer not to drive.

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Make a day trip to the San Benrardino Mountains from the Los Angeles vicinity.

Orange and yellow striped tulips are quite striking in late April.
Orange and yellow striped tulips are quite striking in late April.

In late April there are many spring flowers in bloom up in the San Bernardino Mountains. These bulbs are not indigenous to the region, but many people plant these in their front yards.

The photography of the San Bernardino Mountains is quite beautiful when put together in a video such as the one above.

Looking at daffodils and tulips through a screened window.
Looking at daffodils and tulips through a screened window.
A beautiful clump of tulips.
A beautiful clump of tulips.
The narcissus daffodils in spring.
The narcissus daffodils in spring.
Small daffodils clustered next to regular sized tulips.
Small daffodils clustered next to regular sized tulips.
Another picture of the lovely Narcissus daffodils in late April.
Another picture of the lovely Narcissus daffodils in late April.

Taking pictures of spring flowers in late April is quite enjoyable, but I also like to walk around and take pictures of the mountain views.

Walking down the forest trail.
Walking down the forest trail.
Fog rising through the trees.
Fog rising through the trees.
The bare oak tree with fog directly behind it.
The bare oak tree with fog directly behind it.
The cloudy view with Hesperia in the distance.
The cloudy view with Hesperia in the distance.
The oak branches are framing this misty scene.
The oak branches are framing this misty scene.
Looking up the tree laden hillside.
Looking up the tree laden hillside.
Oak tree that fell after the last storm.
Oak tree that fell after the last storm.
Magnificent closeup of the fallen oak tree.
Magnificent closeup of the fallen oak tree.
Peeking from above the fallen oak tree.
Peeking from above the fallen oak tree.

As I captured photos of my trip up to the San Bernardino Mountains, I also made this short video of the view of Mount Baldy. Honestly, there is nothing more tranquil than beholding the snow capped peaks of Mount Baldy in late April.

Three coulter pine cones in a cluster.
Three coulter pine cones in a cluster.
The foggy day in late April.
The foggy day in late April.
Sunny with the daffodils and tulips.
Sunny with the daffodils and tulips.
Streams of sunslight on the spring flowers.
Streams of sunslight on the spring flowers.
A stunning clump of tulips.
A stunning clump of tulips.
Shadow play and a small cedar tree.
Shadow play and a small cedar tree.
Red and yellow striped tulips.
Red and yellow striped tulips.
Pink hyacinths in spring.
Pink hyacinths in spring.
Large yellow tulips with a red one nearby.
Large yellow tulips with a red one nearby.
Looking up at a tree in spring.
Looking up at a tree in spring.
Large tulips next to petite daffodils.
Large tulips next to petite daffodils.
Spring flowers galore!
Spring flowers galore!
Pink blossoms on the apple tree.
Pink blossoms on the apple tree.
Bird flying high in the sky of the San Bernardino Mountains.
Bird flying high in the sky of the San Bernardino Mountains.

Photographs of spring flowers are lovely to behold, but there is nothing more mesmerizing than watching a video of tulips lightly swaying back and forth in the breeze.

Walking around the San Bernardino Mountains will reward the pedestrian with magnificent views of the mountains and the flowers in bloom.

Mount Baldy in the distance.
Mount Baldy in the distance.
Mount Baldy from a slightly different angle.
Mount Baldy from a slightly different angle.
The Pinnacles are covered with boulders, as can be seen in this photograph.
The Pinnacles are covered with boulders, as can be seen in this photograph.
Another view of The Pinnacles.
Another view of The Pinnacles.
Vinca flowers blooming in late April.  Many vines loaded with vinca flowers can be found on many hillsides up in the San Bernardino Mountains.
Vinca flowers blooming in late April. Many vines loaded with vinca flowers can be found on many hillsides up in the San Bernardino Mountains.
A pine tree in front of Mount Baldy in the distance.
A pine tree in front of Mount Baldy in the distance.
Photographing trees in front of the view of Mount Baldy.  The textures make this composition more visually appealing.
Photographing trees in front of the view of Mount Baldy. The textures make this composition more visually appealing.
Two majestic coulter pines stand side by side.
Two majestic coulter pines stand side by side.
Looking down on tulips and daffodils in bloom.
Looking down on tulips and daffodils in bloom.
Shadows and light on the hyacinths.
Shadows and light on the hyacinths.

The bark beetles and recent fires have cleared much of the forest on the backside of the San Bernardino Mountains, which can be seen in the video below.

Nature Photography On Mountain Walks

I highly recommend purchasing a camera that allows you take both pictures and videos, which will come in handy when you go on picturesque strolls in locales such as the San Bernardino Mountains.

Have you ever gone for a walk up in the San Bernardino Mountains?

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    • prettydarkhorse profile image

      prettydarkhorse 

      2 years ago from US

      The colors are beautiful, flowers make us happy all the time.

    • SweetiePie profile imageAUTHOR

      SweetiePie 

      7 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Peggy W,

      Thanks for stopping by to see the scenery of Southern California.

      Prasetio,

      Glad you enjoyed this hub.

      D.A.L.,

      I appreciate your taking the time to read this hub.

      Paula,

      Glad to meet another RedGager!

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      Paula Andrea Pyle 

      7 years ago

      This was so entertaining. I loved the pictures. I felt as if I am there. I'm glad to know you are a hubber; I discovered you on RedGage.

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      Dave 

      7 years ago from Lancashire north west England

      A beautiful hub beautifully presented enhanced by great pictures. Thank you for sharing your world. Best wishes to you.

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      prasetio30 

      7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Wow...this was so beautiful flowers among the mountain. I love all picture and the video. Well done, my friend. Vote it up!

      Prasetio

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      You are certainly giving us a view of the area in which you live. So pretty! Thanks!

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      SweetiePie 

      7 years ago from Southern California, USA

      I appreciate your comments Paradise!

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      Paradise7 

      7 years ago from Upstate New York

      Lovely pics, simply lovely!! Thank you.

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