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"Bluebonnet Trails" Wildflower Viewing

bluebonnets in Washington County, TexasTake a few turns off the beaten path to enjoy brilliant patches of bluebonnets, Indian paintbrush and evening primrose, the primary springtime flowers found in Washington County.


Popular roads in Washington County for spotting bluebonnets between mid-March through mid-April are indicated by a dotted blue line in our Visitor Guide and are as follows:


  • Hwy 105 East from Brenham to Washington-on-the-Brazos (WOB)
  • FM 1155 from WOB to Chappell Hill
  • Hwy 290 West from Brenham to Burton
  • FM 389 and FM 2502 from Brenham or Burton, through Greenvine
  • FM 390 from Burton to Independence and connecting to Hwy 105 halfway between Brenham & WOB
  • FM 50 from Independence to Brenham
  • And along Hwy 290 East & West and Hwy 36 North and South from Brenham along the highway and in the median - JUST BE CAREFUL!

wildflower trail map in Washington County, Texas


If you drive a loop so that you start and end in Brenham and never backtrack (example above), you'll drive approximately 80 miles (compliments of Google Maps). Of course there are many more roads in Washington County where wildflowers grow, but these seem to be the most popular and easily accessible.


View our 2014 Wildflower Watch to see how the flowers are blooming this year so you can plan your trip!