The Hill Country Conservancy (HCC) and the City of Austin are working together to design and build the Violet Crown Trail (VCT), a regional trail system that will begin at Barton Springs Pool in Zilker Park and wind more than 30 miles south into Hays County. The VCT will connect neighborhoods with parks, pools, libraries, schools and shopping centers and create new terrain for hiking, running and pedaling.
This trail will be designed and constructed in two phases: the South Phase and the North phase.
Construction is underway on this 4000 foot-long section of the trail. This trail will begin south of the Hampton Branch Public Library, cross under MoPac, and extend to Convict Hill Rd at Brush Country Rd. In addition, a parking lot will be constructed near the intersection of Convict Hill and Brush Country roads. Click the map below to see an approximation of the trail alignment.