A 22-mile paved route through a particularly rugged area of the Hill Country noted for its excellent spring wildflowers. In recent years the Willow City Loop has been discovered as one of the best places in the Hill Country to see fields of Texans’ favorite flower, the bluebonnet. Through some fortuitous combination of soil type, rainfall, and grazing practices, bluebonnets seem to thrive in this area. In a good year, preceded by the right amount of rain falling at the right time, bluebonnets blanket the hills.
Bluebonnets first start appearing in mid to late March and usually peak sometime in early to mid April. Although the bluebonnet dominates at this time, other flowers such as the white prickly poppy and a number of yellow flowers are also common. Indian paintbrush commonly grows mixed in with bluebonnets in other parts of the Hill Country, but it doesn’t seem quite as common here. Special attractions: Wildflowers, scenic views. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.
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