Celebrate the grand opening of Whirlpool Patio!

Join Hill Country Conservancy, the City of Austin Public Works Neighborhood Partnering Program, and community partners to celebrate a new community amenity on the Violet Crown Trail! Located at the Violet Crown Trail’s Dick Nichols Trailhead in Southwest Austin, the Whirlpool Patio will serve as an outdoor classroom for visitors to the Violet Crown Trail and nearby Whirlpool Cave. The …

Continued Cleanup on the Trail

Violet Crown Trail crews are continuing cleanup efforts following February’s ice storm. You may see crew members on the Trail between the Dick Nichols Trailhead (at Latta Drive) and Slaughter Creek between Monday 3/20 and Friday, 3/24. The Trail is open for use, but please take caution when passing active maintenance efforts.  

Breaking Ground on Violet Crown Trail North

Austin Urban Trails Program to Break Ground on Violet Crown Trail North Beginning in February, the Austin Public Works Urban Trails Program will begin construction on the Violet Crown Trail North. This one-mile section of the Violet Crown Trail extends from Home Depot Boulevard to Mopac, just north of William Cannon Drive. Once completed, Violet Crown Trail North will connect the sidewalk portion of …

Veloway to Circle C section of VCT.

We’re excited to be moving toward construction of the next segment of the Violet Crown Trail. The invitation for construction bids on Violet Crown Trail – Veloway to Circle C Trail opened on January 24, 2022 and closed 2pm February 14, 2022. This section of the Violet Crown Trail to be constructed is an approximate 1.7-mile trail that will connect …

VCT Reopened following Dangerous Conditions

The Violet Crown Trail is officially reopened following the rains and dangerous conditions they created. Still, be cautious as there may still be muddy areas and debris on the trail.

VCT Temporarily Closed

Due to high water and muddy terrain, the trail is temporarily closed. We’ll let you know when it’s safe to reopen!

BRIDGE OUT near Violet Crown Trail mile 3.25

The bridge on the Violet Crown Trail at the Barton Creek Greenbelt near mile marker 3.25 has been washed out. Please take this into consideration when you plan your trip to the Trail. HCC is working with partners to engineer and make plans for a new bridge which will make this section of trail passable – stay tuned for updates. …