Best Bluebonnet Photo Site in Flower Mound FOUND!!

There is a great trail in Flower Mound off High Rd. that has great hiking.   It is right next to the lake & there are TONS of fossils to be found (today we found huge “Devils toenails” and lots of shell-imprint fossils).   Right now, the bluebonnets are in bloom and it is the biggest hillside/hiking path full of flowers I have ever seen.
If you take Main St/FM 1171 heading towards Roanoke/Argyle direction, you will come to a stop light called High Rd.   If you pass the neighborhoods of Chimney Rock & Tour 18 you have gone too far.
Turn left onto High Rd.   Follow it all the way to the dead-end & park your car on the side of the street (there are No Parking signs right at the entrance of the trail because it is surrounded by private residences.   But if you go up the street just a bit and out of the “culdesac” you can park alongside the road).
If you are facing the culdesac, there is a gated private residence on your right, and a trail on your left.   There are some concrete small poles to stop cars from driving onto the trail.   Go down the grassy trail & you’ll see the trail sign at the end of the path.   Go right and you’ll find the bluebonnets.   Go straight and you’ll find the fossils & the lake.   Take the trail at the top of the little hill through the bluebonnets and you’ll find yourself in the woods on a nice trail.
It’s a hidden gem!

11 Comments

  1. Wow! Thanks for the tip. I know where we’ll be this weekend :). This looks much better than the spot I was going to go to around Garden Ridge and 3040.

  2. Thank you SO MUCH!!!!! This was a wonderful place for bluebonnet pictures and I would never have known about it!

  3. I hope you come and enjoy this beautiful bluebonnet site. But, Please park further up the road. Parking close to the No Parking signs is really dangerous. The fire trucks need that space in order to make turns. Also, drivers heading north on High road have a really difficult time seeing oncoming traffic if other drivers park in the No Parking area.

  4. I hope you guys got some good picutures there!!

  5. If you go, please try not to trample the beautiful bluebonnets. You can take a towel and sit your subjects in the dirt pathway and then walk in front, it makes a great photo and does not hurt the bluebonnets as much as sitting an entire family in the middle of them.

  6. I was down there today- (I live close by and can walk to the bluebonnets). It is quite muddy! Be very cautious about venturing down to the bluebonnets in picture worthy clothes!

  7. I hope you come and enjoy this beautiful bluebonnet site. But, Please park further up the road. Parking close to the No Parking signs is really dangerous. The fire trucks need that space in order to make turns. Also, drivers heading north on High road have a really difficult time seeing oncoming traffic if other drivers park in the No Parking area.

  8. We went today (a year later) and I don’t know if they are dying out, not blooming yet or just not as good this year, but there wasn’t much to see. 🙁

  9. Thanks for letting us know. I had someone email me yesterday and ask if I had been out there this year…and I haven’t! So your information is much appreciated!
    Holly

  10. Thanks so much!!

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