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.
Central Texans have a new place to hike after 17 years in the making. The Violet Crown Trail has been in the works since 1998 and officials are opening the first six-mile segment of the trail to the public on Friday.
Austin, Texas, isn’t without trails. In fact, this notoriously outdoorsy, hip town in the center of the state has quite a few of them. But currently, many of them are overcrowded and deteriorating.
Beginning 3/31, the Texas Conservation Corp will begin installing new mile marker and wayfinding sign posts on the main trail of the Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail / Violet Crown Trail system. The sign design, manufacturing and installation is being coordinated by Hill Country Conservancy as part of the implementation of phase I of the Violet Crown Trail Master Plan.
Beginning Tuesday, the Texas Conservation Corp will be installing new mile marker and way-finding sign posts on the main trail of the Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail system. The sign design, manufacturing and installation coordination is a donation from the Hill Country Conservancy.