A Tour of Texas

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Most of my previous trips have involved LOTS of driving. I would drive during the heat of the day, anywhere from three to five hours, reach a campground, hike in the evening, hike in the morning, and hit the road again.

Now I'm trying to use the campsite as a central location and return there each evening.


I met my sister and brother-in-law at Blanco State Park. We hiked the trails there, visited LBJ State Park, LBJ National Park, and the towns for Johnson and Fredericksburg.

It rained QUITE a bit, mostly during the night, which kept the temperatures cool and didn't hinder any of our exploring.

It was a quick four-day trip.

     Blanco State Park

          Park Site

          Trail Map

     LBJ State Park 

          Park Site

          Park Map

     LBJ National Historic Park

          Park Site

          Park Map

          Johnson City Map

     San Marcos (B)

          Purgatory Creek Natural Area

          Purgatory.pdf (smgreenbelt.org)

     Canyon Lake (E)

          Canyon Lake, Texas - Recreation.gov

          VisitorsMap_2018.pdf (army.mil)

Blanco State Park to Leakey, Texas (2 hrs)

     Leakey (G) is 30 mins south of Lost Maples (F) and just 15 mins north of Garner State Park (H), so once again, it will be my central location for the night.

     Lost Maples (F) 

          Lost Maples State Natural Area — Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

          Lost Maples State Natural Area Trails Map (texas.gov)

     Garner State Park (H)

          Garner State Park — Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

          Garner State Park Trails Map (texas.gov)


Garner State Park to San Antonio (1.5 hrs)

San Antonio to Home (3.5 hrs)