Get to know the Violet Crown Trail this September with a fun and interactive Violet Crown Trail challenge! Sign up now to receive a bingo board of 25 challenges you can complete on the trail. You will have until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 24th (National Public Lands Day) to complete at least 5 challenges in a row and submit …
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 …
Commissioners To Place $75M Parks & Open Space Bond On Ballot
The Hays County Commissioners recently approved the call for a 2020 Parks & Open Space Bond to be added to the November 3 ballot. If approved by the voters, the measure will provide $75 million to protect critical watershed and flood mitigation lands, improve connectivity through trails, (including $3.8 million towards the Violet Crown Trail) and offer new and expanded …
After summer of increased use, Violet Crown Trail work to resume this fall in South Austin
Community Impact Newspaper By Nicholas Cicale | 7:05 AM Aug 28, 2020 CDT Although work on the Violet Crown Trail stalled during the coronavirus pandemic, the Hill Country Conservancy and the city of Austin are planning to begin construction again this fall and winter across South Austin. The trail, once completed, will connect Zilker Park with South Travis County and into …
Watch a great video of the 45SW trail and VCT connection!
Check out a great video on this section of trail’s construction!
Periodic closures on Slaughter section of trail through mid-late January
We are currently working on surfacing the section of trail between Slaughter Lane and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. There will be periodic closures between now and mid to late January. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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!