Planning begins for the Violet Crown Trail, the first regional trail system in Texas which passes through the urban wildlands of the Barton Creek Wilderness area.
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, and eventually into Hays County. Along its route the trail will connect scenic natural areas to neighborhoods, shopping centers, a library, and public parks. Passing near the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, the Violet Crown Trail will head south, winding through the rolling countryside of the City of Austin's Water Quality Protection Lands in a uniquely natural setting.
The Violet Crown Trail represents the greater vision of Hill Country Conservancy's work to get people out on the land. Users will have the opportunity to experience conservation lands like never before - surrounded by wildlife, clean streams, and the breathtaking views of land preserved by HCC and its partners.
— George Cofer, Co-Envisioner Violet Crown Trail, Founder, Hill Country Conservancy