From the Annals of LBJ – In 1967, the President’s Ranch Trail was dedicated in Wimberley. The 90 mile route includes places in Hays, Blanco and Gillespie counties that were important in the life of Pres. Lyndon B. Johnson. It extends from the LBJ Ranch, located on Ranch Road 1 near Stonewall, to San Marcos. From the ranch two approaches are possible to Blanco, from which the main route extends to San Marcos: one, referred to as the north branch, proceeds from Ranch Road 1 via U.S. Highway 290 through Hye to Johnson City, then to Blanco via U.S. Highway 281; the other approach, referred to as the south branch, leads from the ranch to Stonewall and reaches Blanco by means of Albert on Ranch Road 1623. The route from Blanco to San Marcos leads via Ranch roads 165 and 2325 through Wimberley, where Ranch Road 12 leads to San Marcos.
Photo of the Western White Houston from the National Park Service.