Willow City Loop

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Willow City Loop
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JDSoui
Crowley, TX5,989 contributions
The drive is a peaceful getaway from the city where there is more of a likelihood of seeing wildlife than people. The road meanders for miles and the views are breathtaking.

There is a north entrance and one from the town. Entering from the north the elevation gradually increases. Just before reaching Willow City there are some places to stop and take scenic pictures of the countryside. A nice 1/2 - 1 hour trip and easily accessible from Fredericksburg or Llano.
Written August 2, 2020
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Kathryn C
Hardin, TX123 contributions
We had driven this scenic loop several years ago. It's still a beautiful journey through open range (you don't find open range very often these days - even in Texas). The topography is rolling to somewhat rough with lots of trees and some open pastures. This would be a relaxing drive all year - not just in wildflower season. But in the spring the wildflowers put on quite a show!
Written May 8, 2021
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Shelley S
Winnipeg, Canada74 contributions
We happened to be in Fredericksburg, Texas, in January 2020 right when hunting had closed all the state parks. This led us to flounder around a bit to look for other things to do and we stumbled upon the Willow City Loop. It is 13 miles of state-maintained road crossing private land that you can drive down but you are not allowed to stop or park at any point on pain of a fine. That was rather off-putting, but I understand that when the wildflowers are in bloom there are zillions of cars moving through this area. Even in January however with not a wildflower in sight, the scenery is very pretty and well worth the drive. We also saw some antelope loafing around in a field which was very attractive. I would recommend this drive as worth doing. We were practically the only ones on the road but we were driving down the road on a Tuesday at lunch time. I expect on the weekends even in the winter there would be more traffic.
Written January 24, 2020
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rcrao1
Austin, TX12 contributions
We had been there in July , there were no bluebonnets and nothing great to write about. There was only a small stretch of road where you are at an elavation & have great views , rest of it is mediocre at its best, The google maps also shows a deadend & had to turn back on the same road again. if you are not in the season of bluebonnets, I highly recommend to skip this and instead spend more time in enchanted rock has spectacular views.
Written July 5, 2021
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Brandy M
Texas31 contributions
Family
So... we used GPS to find this location and it took us to a private road named Willow City Loop. I traveled 6 miles down this road and found no bluebonnets, or boot fence, or the hats. There were lots and lots of bluebonnets on the main road before we turned onto Willow City Loop. I did see lots of cattle and deer running on Willow City Loop. It was scenic but I turned around because I kept seeing private property signs about every 1/2 mile. I might have had the wrong location or maybe I didn’t go far enough. I lost cell reception about 2 miles down this road too.
Written March 13, 2020
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alleybeatsall
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Family
Honestly, I didn't care much for the hill country / red , desolate, ashy , dead view. Maybe I should have waited till later in the spring to atleast catch a glimpse of more greenery, I visited 3/19. All along the loop there are private property signs posted with threats of prosecution for trespassing so you can't even be out exploring the area on foot . FYI, there's also nothing noteworthy that I found in Fredericksburg if you're thinking of stopping there.
Written March 26, 2022
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mattron780
San Antonio, TX205 contributions
Took a drive around the Willow City loop on March 16 to check out if wildflowers are blooming yet...overall not a lot of flowers yet. Some bluebonnets right along side of the road, but no fields full of blooms yet. Very few other flowers besides bluebonnets. Hopefully should be much better in a couple of weeks.
Written March 17, 2020
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leighnrogTopeka_KS
Topeka, KS259 contributions
Someone recommended we take the willows city loop since we had some time to kill.It was an interesting little trip but not as beautiful as the pictures look at this time of the year. It did kill some time and we enjoyed the ride. I’m sure in the summer months it’s beautiful. When we go back to Fredericksburg if it’s warm weather will do it again.
Written February 12, 2020
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jbushman2017
Nipomo, CA458 contributions
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My wife and I drove from Fort Worth to Fredericksburg via the Willow City Loop in September. We are coming out of season so there were not any spring flowers blooming nor while driving did we really did not see any super-spectacular geography. So for us the “loop” was really no different than the 20 miles of driving we did before and after we drove the “loop”. I would not go out of my way to come here and I would not come again even if I lived here, unless the wildflowers were in bloom.
Written September 17, 2020
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Florida to Canada
Edisto Island, SC29 contributions
This drive was one of the best things we did on our trip to the hill country. The wildflowers were not in full bloom, but the animals and landscape were still wonderful. I would recommend this drive to anyone who wants to see what the hill country is all about.
Written May 6, 2022
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