April showers bring May flowers and that statement is so true when it comes to the state of Virginia. The state has so many trails and fields with blooming wildflowers worth exploring. Pictures don't do these rare plants justice, so going out to see them for yourself is an absolute must. These Virginia trails with wildflowers might bring some positivity and adventure to your day — and all those amazing nature views too.\nSome of these trails might even lead you to a few waterfalls as well. From the sweeping fields of violet hues to wild horses and lush landscapes, these hiking trails are full of blossoming buds.\nOn this list, you'll find beautiful hiking destinations to escape to, and without breaking the bank. Either free or with a small fee, your wallet and your mind will thank you on these breathtaking Virginia hikes of floral paradise!\nRoaring Run Recreational Center\nPrice: Free\nAddress: 450 Roaring Run Rd., State Road 621, Eagle Rock, VA\nWhy You Need To Go: This trail is only 1.5-miles out and back and will take you to Roaring Run Falls and a natural waterslide. There'll be pink lady’s slippers, many different species of violets, and other wildflowers dotting the path on this hike.\n View this post on Instagram #prekids #hike #pinkladyslippers A post shared by Maggie (@mags2332) on Sep 15, 2019 at 7:43pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\nBlowing Springs Recreation Area — Back Creek Gorge Wildflower Trail \nPrice: Free\nAddress: SR 39, Warm Springs, VA \nWhy You Need To Go: This trail follows an old railroad bed and is only a 1.3-mile hike. You'll be lead to a swimming hole and a small waterfall, and pass many native flowers blooming next to you. \n View this post on Instagram Imagine thinking you’re smarter than a GPS? Let me explain ⬇️ . . . Went on this hike for the purpose of finding two things: Lamington spiny crayfish and eels. Luckily I got to see both as I went on a wet/rainy day. Seeing these animals ended up being completely by accident even though I set out to see them. This national park has little to no signs and I took a wrong turn right off the very start and didn’t check my GPS, I thought I had it covered. My original hike plan was a 13km round trip. Around the 9km mark I saw a sign, checked the map and realised I was deep into 25km hike and was losing daylight. Managed to sprint back out all the switchbacks and back up the incline when I had just gotten all the way down before the sun went down 🤦🏽♀️ 18km later, what a day, what an adventure #thankful #westcanungracreekcircuit A post shared by @ csly18 on Apr 12, 2020 at 10:12pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\n\n\nGrayson Highlands — Cabin Creek Trail \nPrice: $7 for parking\nAddress: 829 Grayson Highlands Ln., Mouth of Wilson, VA\nWhy You Need To Go: While this trail is only 1.8-miles long, it's a difficult one with steep stairs during the trek. There's a 25-foot waterfall at the end, and you'll pass hundreds of colorful Rhododendron on the way.\n View this post on Instagram Getting those fall Virginia vibes right now. #filmisnotdead A post shared by Preston Lane Jeter (@prestonljeter) on Apr 26, 2020 at 10:05am PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\n\n\nGeorge Washington and Jefferson National Forests — Dense Blazing Star Field\nPrice: Free\nAddress: 5162 Valleypointe Pkwy., Roanoke, VA \nWhy You Need To Go: This trail is filled with purple blazing star flowers. Butterflies are attracted to these specific flowers so you'll feel like you're in a fairytale when you travel along this trail. \n View this post on Instagram Heather and I went back to Crow-Hassan Park today. I took the 300mm zoom lens and used it to capture the monarch butterflies that were going bananas over the blazing star flowers. Here are a collection of photos from our hike. Notice the Great Spangled Fritillary butterfly on the wild bergamot. The blazing star is in bloom right now and it's attracting thousands of monarchs to the park. If you want to be surrounded by butterflies visit in the next few days! #monarchbutterfly #crowhassan #MNwildflower #MNwildlife #MNnature #Minnesota #mnparks #blazingstarflower #greatspangledfritillary A post shared by Jason Alvey (@alvey_mn) on Aug 21, 2019 at 9:19pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\n\n\nBluebell Island Trail on the Clinch River\nPrice: Free\nAddress: Wise St., St Paul, VA\nWhy You Need To Go: This 3.8-mile round trip hike is an easy one. The Bluebell Island Trail is blooming and ready for visitors to meander along the scenic Clinch River. This trail connects Bluebell Island Preserve to the Sugar Hill Trail System through St. Paul.\n View this post on Instagram 🌾🦌 A post shared by Emily 🌹 Lee (@16.emilylee) on May 8, 2019 at 5:44pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\n\n\nMason Neck State Park — Bay View Trail\nPrice: $7 for parking\nAddress: 7301 High Point Rd., Lorton, VA\nWhy You Need To Go: This moderate hike is about 1.2-miles and is pretty popular. It's right by the beach so it's the perfect place to find wild animals, birds, and even some rare plant species.\n View this post on Instagram earf i fuckin love u dawg #happyearthday (ft. mason neck) A post shared by hailey mccullough (@haii13y) on Apr 22, 2020 at 10:26am PDT\n\nWebsite\nWhether you're a floral fanatic or are simply looking for a scenic space to get away, you'll definitely want to add these Virginian trails to your bucket list.\nWe strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.