After 15 years of planning by the Hill Country Conservancy, the first 6 miles of the Violet Crown Trail—which starts along Highway 290 near Brodie Lane and heads north to Zilker Park—opened in August.
There is no Violet Crown Trail parking lot near the trail’s first phase, which opened in August. Hanna Cofer, director of events and communication with the Hill Country Conservancy, which helped develop the trail, said HCC did not buy land for parking.
Texas Wildlife Association joined a broad group of stakeholder organizations representing hunters, landowners, conservationists, and agricultural producers across Texas and the nation, to present Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) with a letter in support of their efforts and decisions in response to Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).
How’d you like to hike, run and bike your way across 30 miles of pathway connecting central Austin to Hays County? Thanks to Violet Crown Trail, local nature lovers will soon be able to do just that.
Grab your bike or hiking shoes — starting Friday, nature lovers will be able to experience a natural trail stretching from Austin into Hays County.
Austin’s newest trail system will make its debut Friday, Aug. 14, with the official opening of the first six miles of the Violet Crown Trail. When completed, the trail will extend 30 miles from Zilker Park into Hays County, passing through greenbelts, urban areas, and city-owned water quality protection lands.
Vote early, and vote often.
That’s the message from supporters of the Violet Crown Trail, a trail that will ultimately span 30 miles from downtown Austin to Hays County. The first segment of the trail – a 6-mile stretch from Barton Springs to Sunset Valley – officially opens today.
After nearly 20 years of strategic land acquisition and planning, the first six miles of the Violet Crown Trail opened to the public on Friday.
The first six miles of the Violet Crown Trail opened to the public Aug. 14 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring Austin City Council Member Ellen Troxclair, Sunset Valley Mayor Rose Cardona and George Cofer, executive director of local nonprofit Hill Country Conservancy.
Since the first segment of the Violet Crown Trail opened earlier today, a lot of people have been asking how to get there. We are working on maps and a more official user guide, but in the meantime, we hope this information will aid you in finding the trail.