Guide to Springtime Bluebonnets in Austin

As the cold begins to subside and the days are filled with sun and springtime air, one of our favorite things to do in Austin in the spring is admire the beautiful bluebonnets that line our hills. Whether there are acres of our state flower or small patches on the side of roads and highways, stopping to smell these Texas-native flowers is sure to brighten anyone’s day.

Map of Austin’s Bluebonnet Locations

Top Picturistic Bluebonnet Locations in Austin

For only a few weeks each year bluebonnets bloom in patches so divine it’s as if their sole purpose is for us to enjoy… and to take pictures in. You think we’d get tired of it by now, but how could you?! In case you are searching for a perfect place to have a bluebonnet photo-opp, here are some of the best places to find ample bluebonnets in Austin!

Capital of Texas Highway (Hwy 360)

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The drive along Hwy 360 is always filled with beautiful sights of the lake and rolling hills, but it only gets better when the bluebonnets start to pop up.

Balcones District Park

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Balcones District Park offers peaceful trails along Walnut Creek at the back of the park with bluebonnets blanketing the area.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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While this location has beautiful flowers and tress year round, the bluebonnets are in masses at the Wildflower Center.

St. Edward’s University

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Snap a picture with the flowers on the St. Edward’s University campus and enjoy the great views of downtown Austin.

Montopolis Drive across from Roy G. Guerrero Park

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A sea of blue can be seen in a field across from Roy G. Guerrero Park, a safe distance away from highway traffic.

Toll Road 130 & FM 969 in East Austin

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Due to heavy and fast-moving traffic nearby this spot by the Toll Road can be tricky to find and pose in. Adults only highly recommended!

Brushy Creek Lake Park, Cedar Park

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Brushy Creek Lake Park is a kid and pet friendly bluebonnet field with a walking trail, playscape and lake to feed the ducks!

Teravista Subdivision in Round Rock, Westinghouse Road

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Local residents say there is a small, yet beautiful patch of bluebonnets and other pretty Texas flowers near the east part of the back entrance to the popular Round Rock neighborhood.

Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area in Spicewood, Texas

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Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area in Spicewood is a 6.5-mile mountain bike trail that is perfect for viewing fields of bluebonnets!

Willow City Loop

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The narrow two-lane Ranch Road winds for 13 miles through some of the oldest and most unique geology in central Texas.

Additional Bluebonnet Locations

  • Park Hills Baptist Church
  • Parker Ln & E Oltorf St
  • Austin Community College Round Rock Campus
  • FM 1626 in Kyle
  • Hwy 130 in Round Rock
  • Hwy 195 in Georgetown
  • FM 1431 to Cedar Park
  • Hwy 71 East/21 to Bastrop
  • Hwy 71 West to Marble Falls
  • Bull Creek & 45th St.
  • RR 2244 (Bee Cave Rd.)

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