GO: Readers’ Choice Top 10 Wildflower Roads #4 | FM 390 La Bahia Scenic Highway

April 4, 2014
FM 390 winds through rolling pasturelands and through small towns historic in the founding of Texas, like Independence.

FM 390 winds through rolling pasturelands and through small towns historic in the founding of Texas, like Independence. Photograph by Miguel F. Asensio.

 

Our Annual BEST IN TEXAS Readers’ Choice Poll included the category for readers/riders to vote for their favorite wildflower road. We complied readers’ responses into a TOP 10 list of the best wildflower roads in Texas—US FM 390 is number 4.

FM 390, also known as La Bahia Scenic Highway is certified and accredited as a scenic road by the State of Texas, so you know it’s going to be special. It is a sweet ride any time of year, but spring brings out its best features.

Due to good soil and ample-ish rains, there’s a significant variety of wildflowers typical to this area that you won’t find in the Hill Country or other points west.

 


#4Prairies & Lakes Region

FM 390

Burton to Independence


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