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“Spectacular views, but poorly marked.”
Review of Bluebonnet Trail

Bluebonnet Trail
Ranked #1 of 13 things to do in Ennis
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Ennis, TX
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Spectacular views, but poorly marked.”
Reviewed October 20, 2012

If you're wanting to see the bluebonnets in Ellis County, this is a great trail. However, the trail is very poorly marked. And some of the prettiest bluebonnets in Ellis County are not on the official Bluebonnet Trail. But it's free, and it's beautiful, so for a pretty drive in late March early April (it varies from year to year when the best time to go) I'd highly recommend it.

Visited October 2012
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“Late season fields”
Reviewed April 24, 2012

First time to see fields of bluebonnets. They were a little past prime, but absolutely beautiful. Trail was well marked with maps available online and at CVB office. Tour with stops for pics etc will take all of the estimated time and more.

Visited April 2012
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“One of the most spectacular displays of God's creation anywhere!!! Don't Miss!!!”
Reviewed April 16, 2012

I read about Ennis, Texas bluebonnet trail in the Texas Highways magazine so we decided to make it a stop on our Texas tour of bluebonnets. Thank goodness we did. The bluebonnets were beautiful in the Hill Country where many people go to see them, but around Ennis, there are huge fields of these blue beauties. After seeing the bluebonnets in the Hill Country, I still wished I could see one wide open field of them. I had seen a few pictures online so I felt there had to be some somewhere! Ennis is the place!

We stopped at the Visitor and Convention Bureau where they were giving out free maps with highlighted areas of where the best blooms were. This information changes as some fields peak earlier than others. They also point out which areas have fields that are not fenced off so you can take pictures of your kids in the middle of the bluebonnets. Apparently that's a big Texas tradition! At one field, you could see lots of adults with cameras focusing on something that you could barely see from a distance... their kids! The bluebonnets were so high that they almost covered the kids!

This year, the bluebonnets were early. The Ennis Bluebonnet Festival is not until the end of April but the flowers were breathtaking the day we visited (Friday before Easter). Weekends will be crowded. Even Friday afternoon started getting crowded. I called a friend from Dallas and told her about them and she came to see them around 8:30 or 9 AM Easter morning. They were the only ones looking then!

There is one field on Mach Road that is 100 acres of pure bluebonnets. Other fields also had splashes of reddish orange from the Indian Paintbrushes. Ennis has a website (http://visitennis.org/Festivals/Bluebonnet_Trails.html) so you can check it out for updates on the bluebonnets. Most of the fields on the tour are not public property but gracious homeowners let you stop and take pictures!

Allow plenty of time to stop and take pictures! We spent almost 4 hours but you could do it in less time. The Bluebonnet Trails are also marked by signs along the road.

I have traveled all over the world but I have seen few sights that compare with the fields of bluebonnets around Ennis, TX. Put this trip on your Bucket List!!!

Visited April 2012
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