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.

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Become a Member

You can support the Violet Crown Trail project and bring us closer to completing the next section of trail by becoming a member of the Trailblazers, Hill Country Conservancy’s new membership program. Offering fresh perks and snazzy swag, the Trailblazers merges our two previous membership programs, Wellspring & Violet Crown Trail, into one like-minded community committed to protecting the many magical places, including the trail, that make up our beloved Texas Hill Country.   

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