We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Willow City Loop

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Fredericksburg, TX

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 353 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 259
  • 62
    Very good
  • 20
  • 4
  • 5

the willow city loop is a wonderful experience. you drive through the loop and enjoy the countryside and all the flowers. then go to Willow City and have a drink.

Reviewed 3 days ago
san antonio
Add Photo Write a Review

353 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 350: English reviews
san antonio
Level Contributor
36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

the willow city loop is a wonderful experience. you drive through the loop and enjoy the countryside and all the flowers. then go to Willow City and have a drink.

Thank whoever1
Level Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We took an evening ride on Willow city loop. We were bummed that we missed the wildflowers but saw lots of wildlife and beautiful scenery.

Thank Misty J
Sierra Vista
Level Contributor
261 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We knew there wouldn't be any flowers, but decided to take it anyway. Such a beautiful drive through the hill country. Lots of wildlife, quaint houses on country roads. We really enjoyed it and it was a very pleasant drive. Allow at least an hour or more.

Thank Jhurd6
Level Contributor
24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did a fair share of driving around to do wild-flower spotting. The WC loop was very enjoyable and relaxing part of the process. Traffic was low, so it was drive at your own pace.

Thank R2015TK
Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
83 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A local told us about the loop, and when we were too late to hike Enchanted Rock, this was Plan B. The drive is a little rustic, we were in a luxury sedan but we could have probably enjoyed it more in a Jeep or pick-up as the road was uneasy. The views were nice, with wildflowers, livestock, hills, creeks... More 

Thank luv2tripalot
Level Contributor
75 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My favorite backroad in Texas! The road just begs to be driven slowly, to take in the beautiful creeks, rock formations, and wildflower patches. There are some surprises along the road, which I won't spoil... but keep your eyes open!

Thank wanderlust_karen
Level Contributor
16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Highly recommend the WCL to anyone who has not driven it. The wildflowers weren't extreme this year, but they were beautiful just the same. The rambling creeks, the scenic vistas and the flowers make this a must-do for any visitor to the hill country. Word to the wise: Drive it on a weekday. It can get crowded on the weekends.

Thank whiteoakTexas
Beaumont, Texas
Level Contributor
103 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

It's about 13 miles or so, and is touted in the spring for lots of photo ops of wildflowers. We missed it. The drive is interesting for being off the highway, narrow road, with nice back country views. But if your motive is to see fields of various wildflowers, you need to be careful to hit it at the right... More 

Thank mike m
Missoula, Montana
Level Contributor
25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Nice meandering road with lots of scenery. Especially loved the goats and exotic deer herds. Tons of wild flowers. Nice rock outcrops with prickly pear cactus. Glad we took this route.

Thank montanacarole
Jarrell, Texas
Level Contributor
273 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

As we drove north on Route 16, and then drove onto the loop, we were admittedly underwhelmed. It was nice, but we didn't see the reason for all the fuss. And then we came to the top of the ridge for a breathtaking view of the canyon. And I mean breathtaking. Absolutely wonderful. The wildflowers were spectacular at times, and... More 

Thank mdiv2001

Travellers who viewed Willow City Loop also viewed


Been to Willow City Loop? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Willow City Loop and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
Corrales, New Mexico
over a year ago
Grapevine, TX
over a year ago
Corrales, New Mexico
over a year ago

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Willow City Loop staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?