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!
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.
On June 6, Hill Country Conservancy, Austin Parks Foundation, and Texas Conservation Corps partnered to host Austin’s local National Trails Day (NTD), the American Hiking Society’s nationwide trails awareness program. Over 800 volunteers participated in Austin’s National Trails Day event at 40+ separate project sites, and together we improved trails throughout the city, making it our largest event yet!
We are excited to announce two new partnerships for the Violet Crown Trail. A long-time supporter of HCC’s conservation work, REI recently awarded a $25,000 grant to HCC for the Violet Crown Trail. HCC was also honored to be selected by Total Wine as one of three charities, alongside the Long Center and Capital Area Food Bank of Texas, to benefit from grand opening sales at the new Total Wine store in Sunset Valley. A total of over $14,000 was raised through the partnership.
On Saturday, June 6, Hill Country Conservancy, Austin Parks Foundation, and Texas Conservation Corps are partnering to host Austin’s local National Trails Day. Dozens of trail work projects and educational hikes will be available to the public.
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.
You will soon have more options to walk, hike and bike through Central Texas as crews continue to make progress on the Violet Crown Trail.