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Violet Crown Trail

Intermediate

Trail

5.4 mile 8.6 kilometer point to point
99% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 149' 45 m
Descent: -387' -118 m
High: 695' 212 m
Low: 453' 138 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 10% (5°)

Dogs

Leashed
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Trail shared by Kylie Rush

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

Kylie Rush

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

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.

Runner Notes

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.

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.

Contacts

Land Manager: Hill Country Conservancy

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Aug 11, 2019
WILLIAM FENWICK
easy out and back with the Guacstars 7mi
Jun 12, 2017
Brian Reniker
Dec 25, 2016
Mabel Caban

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  4.0 from 12 votes

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#103

in Texas

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Some of the rock formations seen on the Violet Crown Trail.
Nov 25, 2015 near Rolling…, TX
Beautiful views like this are along almost the whole trail.
May 4, 2016 near Rolling…, TX
There are several rock climbing points along the trail.
May 4, 2016 near Rolling…, TX
Learn about some of the big plans for the future of the Violet Crown Trail!
Dec 1, 2015 near Rolling…, TX
Violet Crown Trail
Jan 4, 2019 near Rolling…, TX

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