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Hill Country Conservancy (HCC) is committed to preserving the natural beauty and open spaces across Austin and the Hill Country. About 1,000 people a week access the newest portion of the Violet Crown Trail (VCT) via the Sunset Valley Trailhead at 290 and Brodie Lane. Constructed by HCC, the VCT is a hike a bike trail which currently connects Zilker Park to Sunset Valley; the portion extending to the LBJ Wildflower Center, under construction, opening early 2019. HCC works to preserve the natural areas and scenic vistas, aquifers and springs, rivers and streams, working farms and ranches, and the rural heritage of the Central Texas Hill Country for people to enjoy and cherish for generations to come.