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Field of Dreams: Willow City Loop

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Willow City Loop is an awe-inspiring, historic 13-mile scenic drive through the picturesque rugged Texas Hill Country landscape. The iconic loop is the quintessential display for Texas wildflower exhibition, especially known for the blankets of beloved Texas bluebonnet and ever popular Indian paintbrush. Here the bluebonnets have begun to bloom as depicted in the picture below. Keep in mind, the stunning Willow City Loop wildflower showcase usually peaks in spring at the end of March, first of April.

Brandee' Brantly

Brandee’ Brantly

The fields are colorfully painted with wildflowers combined with rolling hills, craggy escarpments, and a beautiful canyon carved by Coal Creek. The landscape is colorfully highlighted with an assortment of distinctive native live oak, pecan, and mesquite trees. Other varieties of wildflower that can be found are phlox, coreopsis, Mexican poppies, firewheels, white and yellow daisies. There are several private landowners all along the loop. One fenceline, in particular, illustrates the pride of Texas by featuring Cowboy and Cowgirl boots on the wooden fence post for as far as the eye can see. The boots add to the enchantment of the unforgettable experience.

Brandee' Brantly

Brandee’ Brantly

The memorable scenic drive is rated one of the most popular road trip destinations in the Texas Hill Country and should not be missed. It is worth the drive, particularly on a weekday when the rural road is less likely to be shared with other eager onlookers. The map to the Willow City Loop can be found here. The location is Hwy 16 North Fredericksburg, Texas 78624 and is at no cost to peruse. Keep in mind, visitors are highly discouraged from stopping, parking, and exploring due to being courteous of private land owners along the way.