Violet Crown Trail

The Violet Crown Trail is a 30-mile (48 km)[1] pedestrian and cycling trail in Austin, Texas. Established in 2006 by the Hill Country Conservancy, the trail follows Barton Creek from Zilker Park and Mopac Expressway southwestward before finally terminating at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.[2] The trail is mostly made of decomposed granite but has various links that are only suitable for hiking.

Violet Crown Trail
Length30 mi (48 km)
TrailheadsZilker Park
30°15′51″N 97°46′24″W / 30.26415°N 97.77325°W / 30.26415; -97.77325 (Violet Crown Trail, northern trailhead)
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
30°11′09″N 97°52′14″W / 30.18573°N 97.87050°W / 30.18573; -97.87050 (Violet Crown Trail, southern trailhead)
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Future expansionEdit

Plans call for the Violet Crown Trail to extend from the Wildflower Center to the Onion Creek management area in Hays County.[3] Construction of SH 45 in 2020 has already provided a connection for the trail to the SH 45 Trail running along the highway.[4] Long-term plans call for an eventual extension to the city of San Marcos.[5]


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