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Violet Crown Trail

 4.0 (7)

Length


5.4 Miles 8.6 Kilometers


149' 45 m

Ascent

-387' -118 m

Descent

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

10%

Max Grade (5°)

695' 212 m

High

453' 138 m

Low

Shared By Kylie Rush

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A gem in the heart of Austin that is on its way to becoming the longest trail in Central Texas.

Kylie Rush

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers

Family Friendly Whether you start at Zilker Park or any one of our trailheads, you can find plants, animals, and plenty of views that the whole family will enjoy.

This trail has an uneven and rocky surface, and steep slopes. Numerous creek crossings along the route could periodically be flooded – proceed at your own risk.

This is a sensitive wildlife area. Please be kind to the plants and animals that live here. Stay on the designated trail. Respect others and share the trail. Bicyclists yield to pedestrians and pass slowly on the left. Dogs on leash at all times. Leave no trace. Pack it in, pack it out.

Description

The first six-mile segment of the Violet Crown Trail is now open and is on its way to becoming the longest trail of its kind in Central Texas.

Once complete, the 30-mile trail will provide a unique recreational experience as it passes through the urban wildlands of the Barton Creek Wilderness Park, the City of Sunset Valley, and eventually into Hays County. Along its route, the trail will connect scenic natural areas to neighborhoods, shopping centers, a library, and public parks. Passing near the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, the Violet Crown Trail will head south, winding through the rolling countryside of the City of Austin’s Water Quality Protection Lands in a uniquely natural setting.

The Violet Crown Trail represents the greater vision of Hill Country Conservancy’s work to get people out on the land. Users will have the opportunity to experience conservation lands like never before – surrounded by wildlife, clean streams, and the breathtaking views of land preserved by HCC and its partners.

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May 6, 2018
Daniel V
Apr 22, 2018
Ford Hook
Feb 17, 2018
Tim Stroud
Nice trail. A few people, easy to navigate 5mi
Jan 20, 2018
Charles McClain
Mar 3, 2017
Chris Doelle
Gorgeous trail. Water was too high for crossing creek 5.4mi
Nov 25, 2016
Brian McDonnell
3.2mi
Aug 14, 2016
Janet Murray Thornton
Beautiful! Could jog easily but navigating through rocks, tree limbs and crossing the creek several times.....which made it really fun!

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  4.0 from 7 votes

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  4.0 from 7 votes
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#114

in Texas

#6,012

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