TRAIL SAFETY ADVISORY:
Due to high water and debris from the recent rain, the Violet Crown Trail south of Slaughter Lane is CLOSED. Our maintenance crew will address the issue as soon as access is possible, and we'll remove this message when the trail is safe to use again. Thank you!
The VCT Vision
In 2006, planning of the Violet Crown Trail began. Its purpose is to create the first regional trail system in Central Texas. After years of strategic land acquisition and planning, the trail is now 13 miles long running from Zilker Park to Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. With continued construction, the VCT is on its way to becoming the longest trail of its kind in Central Texas.
Once complete, the 30-mile trail will provide a unique recreational experience as it passes through the urban wildlands of the Barton Creek Wilderness Park, the City of Sunset Valley, City of Austin Water Quality Protection Lands, and eventually into Hays County.
Become a VCT Member
You can support the Violet Crown Trail project and bring us closer to completing the next section of trail by becoming a Violet Crown Trail Member. Members play an important role in supporting our message and they receive special gifts for joining.
Membership levels range from the $50 Buttercup level to the $1000 Trailblazer level. Memberships are renewed annually.