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Scenic Drives around Fredericksburg Texas

Fredericksburg Texas Online invites you to discover the unique beauty of the Texas Hill Country. Explore the diverse landscape of rolling limestone hills and crystal clear rivers and streams.

Included here, are several Scenic Drives that we recommend. Some are destinations where you can shop and enjoy a delicious meal in a quaint, historic town – Boerne, Comfort, Dripping Springs, Llano, Marble Falls, and Mason. Others, like Willow City Loop and Enchanted Rock, take you into remote areas, where you will want to pack a picnic lunch and bring plenty of water to bring along, especially if you plan to hike. Also, there are several scenic loops around Fredericksburg, Tx and destinations near by like Luckenbach, the Alamo Springs Cafe, the Old Tunnel Bat Cave, and Albert where you can spend the afternoon, surrounded by the incredible beauty, history and culture of the central Texas Hill Country.

4 scenic drives that will “take your breath away”

Below are four of my very favorite Scenic Drives around Fredericksburg, Texas! They are all BEAUTIFUL! Enjoy!

  1. Take 965 (Milam Street) out of Fredericksburg, just past Enchanted Rock. 965 connects with 16. Take a left to Llano. Just before 71 turn left on 2323 and follow it back to 87. Take a left back to Fredericksburg.
  2. Take 87 from Fredericksburg to Mason swing around the courthouse square and return to Fredericksburg! This is a beautiful drive… some of the BEST wildflowers anywhere!
  3. Take 87 from Fredericksburg toward Mason, turn right on 152. In Castell veer right and follow 152 along the river back to !6. Turn right back to Fredericksburg.
  4. Take 87 to 648 (Hilltop Cafe is on the corner), turn left and continue into Doss, Texas. In Doss take a right on to 783 and continue to 87 take a right back to Fredericksburg.

You are going to fall in love with the Texas Hill Country and all the natural beauty it has to offer. Make sure to include these destinations on your next Hill Country Travel itinerery: Boerne, Mason, Llano, Comfort, Luckenbach, Mo Ranch, Lost Maples, Willow City Loop, Enchanted Rock, Pedernales River Valley, Johnson City, Marble Falls, Canyon of the Eagles, Vanishing Texas River Cruise, The Pedernales River State Park, Old Tunnel Bat Cave, and Hamilton Pool.

Bat Cave

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"Despite its small size, there are a variety of recreational and wildlife-viewing opportunities at Old Tunnel WMA. The abandoned railroad tunnel is home to up ..."

Willow City Loop

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Fredericksburg to Blanco – Scenic Drive

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"From Adams and Main (Marktplatz) in downtown Fredericksburg, Texas, head east on US HWY 290. Proceed 5.5 miles and turn right onto FM 1376 (between ..."

Bat Cave

Bat CaveDespite its small size, there are a variety of recreational and wildlife-viewing opportunities at Old Tunnel WMA. The abandoned railroad tunnel is home to up to three million Brazilian free-tailed bats and 3,000 Cave myotis. From May to October, visitors come to watch the bats emerge from the tunnel each night - Watching a colony of Mexican free-tailed bats emerge is truly a special experience.


Lost Maples

Lost MaplesLost Maples State Natural Area covers 2174.2 scenic acres on the Sabinal River. Visitors enjoy picnicking, camping, backpacking, sightseeing, hiking, photography, birdwatching, fishing, swimming, and nature study. The park is home to the state's largest known species of the bigtooth, also known as the Uvalde bigtooth maple and canyon maple which present an awe-inspiring fall foliage, but the park is a destination that will not disappoint year 'round.


Willow City Loop

Willow City LoopDuring wildflower season, March - April, take a drive out to Willow City Loop 13 miles from Fredericksburg off SR 16. The landscape is ruggedly beautiful and the views are extraordinary year round. The private ranch road winds for 13 miles through awe-inspiring Texas Hill Country, and then reconnects with SR 16, 19 miles from Fredericksburg.

Fredericksburg to Blanco - Scenic Drive

From Adams and Main (Marktplatz) in downtown Fredericksburg, Texas, head east on US HWY 290. Proceed 5.5 miles and turn right onto FM 1376 (between the KOA and the Stagecoach Stop). You will pass Rancho Ponte Winery on your left and then Luckenbach Texas on the right. Just past the Luckenbach Town Loop turn to the left onto RR 1888-east toward Blanco, proceed 27.6 miles and turn right onto 1623. The beautiful Blanco River follows along 1623 on the right. Continue to the courthouse square in the lovely town of Blanco, Texas.

Attractions in Blanco, Texas:

Old Historic Blanco Courthouse (Visitor Center)
Real Ale Brewing Company

Blanco State Park
The Red Bud Cafe and Brieger Pottery
Blanco Market Day
Blanco Lavender Festival and Lavender Farms
Onion Creek Kitchens at Juniper Hills Farm - Take the best from life & food! Create culinary experiences that will reward you with amazing kitchen techniques, wonderful recipes, and, hopefully, some new friendships. Cooking classes and Bed and Breakfast.