Violet Crown Trail in Austin

Violet Crown Trail in Austin

A group of Colorado River Walkers hiked a portion of the Violet Crown Trail this past Friday, June 5th. They walked the trail in the area where it goes through Dick Nichols District Park in southwest Austin.

Carol Obianwu sent these beautiful pictures from their walk.

Below are CRW club members Mary Z., Carol O., Nellie A. (between the signs!), Carmen V. and Doug E. by some trail maps.

CRW members by Violet Crown Trail signs

Carol O. heard from the Hill Country Conservancy group that they were organizing a week-long, semi-virtual event on the Violet Crown Trail to celebrate National Trails Day (June 6th). The HCC encouraged walkers to come out and enjoy the trail, so our club decided to participate on Friday. 

The Hill Country Conservancy week-long event ended with a virtual “Fun Run on the Violet Crown Trail on National Trails Day” on June 6th. They laid out both a 5k and a 1k route. Below is their awesome logo for the event.

HCC logo for Natl Trails Day walk

CRW member Debbie G. walked and also brought her grandchildren, Monica and Vincente. Great smiles in the picture below!

CRW member, Debbie, with her grandchildren

The Violet Crown Trail runs from Zilker Park down to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and it’s currently 13 miles long.  The future plans are for it to continue south down into Hays county, in an area west of Buda.  Once complete, it will be 30 miles long and will be the first regional trail system in Central Texas.

Below is a wonderful picture of wildflowers on the trail.

Field of wildflowers on Violet Crown Trail

Thanks for sharing, Carol!