So where are the best wildflower viewing routes in the Hill Country Trail Region? Given the arbitrary patterns of seed dispersal and rainfall, they could be just about anywhere. Sometimes it’s just a matter of picking a route for a Sunday afternoon drive and seeing what’s in bloom.
Try the Highland Lakes Bluebonnet Trail, for instance, a series of scenic drives that wind around the Hill Country’s Highland Lakes district. Both the Lake Buchanan Chamber of Commerce and the Marble Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau offer maps. Depending on rainfall amounts, the Kerrville-Llano-Fredericksburg Trail offers real possibilities for seeing pastures inundated with the violet hues of horsemint and the brilliant scarlet of Indian paintbrush. A tour through Vanderpool, Mountain Home, and Ingram—known as the Western Kerr, Bandera & Real County Scenic Drive—offers a restive glide through some of the Hill Country’s prettiest countryside, a real treat especially when the season is in full bloom.
Wildflower viewing in the Hill Country Trail Region is really just that easy—pick a route, put the car in drive, and enjoy. Don’t forget the camera!