Willow City Loop

Willow City, Texas 78675

Willow City Loop

Willow City Loop Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"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."

Willow City Loop Reviews

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If you want to see one of the most breathtakingly beautiful parts of Texas, set aside time to drive the Willow City Loop in the Hill Country region of the state. It’s just a little way outside of Fredericksburg, so it’s easy to get to. The Loop itself is a 20-mile route through backroads that really highlight the unique rural beauty of this area, with its canyons, hills, and meadows. It’s a great option for a road trip of any type, whether you are in a car, on a motorcycle or riding a bicycle. It gets blisteringly hot here during the summer though, so if you do plan to tour on two wheels, consider choosing another time of year. Spring is wildflower season here; that is the time that the scenery is at its most stunning.
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This was a gorgeous scenic drive today. We have had recent rains all over the hill country, and lightning so the flowers are blooming beautifully. Well worth seeing if you love flowers, and some awesome scenery.
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This is a very nice drive, especially in a convertible or on a motorcycle. In fact you will encounter many motorcycles on this loop. I recommend starting on the North end (as in the guide) for you will have less traffic going your way. We passed many "caravans" going the other direction. A great drive to "slow down" and enjoy the landscape. Many twisting turns and hills. Very different from the usual Texas highways. There are a couple of local establishments in which you can stop and enjoy a "cold one".

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Trail Information

Willow City
Nearby City
Year-round, best in spring and fall
Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce
Local Contacts

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Dec 2018