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Auberry Road and the Wildflower Trail

This past month I took a scenic detour from California State Route 168 via Auberry Road from Pine Ridge to Prather  Auberry Road is part of the signed Fresno County Wildflower Trail.


The Wildflower Trail is a scenic tour loop which begins in downtown Clovis and ascends to Pineridge in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.  The Wildflower Trail much like the Blossom Trail and Orange Blossom Trail is meant to feature an aspect of the botany of Fresno County; in this particular case wildflowers.  

The map above by Fresno County cites when specific flowers are blooming, more information can be found the Sierra Nevada Geotourism website.  My trip onto the Auberry Road portion of the Wildflower Trail was made on the basis that it carries a massive down hill descent.  Auberry Road looping from CA 168 descends from approximately 4,800 feet above sea level in Pineridge to approximately 1,700 feet above sea level in Prather in just under 16 miles.

Auberry Road itself is a very old rural highway which se…
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