Construction began on the next segment of the Violet Crown Trail in 2017. This segment of trail will connect Zilker Park to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
From Gaines Creek and the 290 Trailhead, the trail shifts from the urban wild lands of the Barton Creek Greenbelt to the more residential Sunset Valley. This section of Trail connects the neighborhoods and villages of this area to parks, schools, retail centers, and open spaces.
This segment of trail is expected to open to the public in 2019.