Violet Crown Trail Opens

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, often for Violet Crown Trail in REI campaign

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.

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The VCT Opens with BIG NEWS!

The Violet Crown Trail has been chosen to participate in REI’s “Every Trail Connects” campaign! During the campaign, REI will donate $500,000 to trails nationwide, but online voters decide how that money is spent. Vote for REI to fund the VCT!

Austin’s new Violet Crown Trail opens to the public

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.