The Violet Crown Trail is an ambitious project that will run for 30 miles from from Zilker Park to South of FM-967 in Hays County. Along the way it will connect to Dick Nichols Park and the veloway in Circle C. The trail will have a variety of surfaces ranging from urban sidewalks to relatively smooth crushed granite to rougher sections in the Barton Creek Greenbelt.
Phase one is completed and runs from Zilker Park to the southernmost point in the Greenbelt near the intersection of Mopac and Ben White Blvd. The last mile to Ben White Boulevard will be completed once permits are approved to cross a bit of the Balcones Canonlands Preserve.
From there the trail will continue down Brodie Lane, through Dick Nichols Park, the Wildflower Center in Circle C, and on to Onion Creek in Northern Hays County. This trail system will be tremendous resource for hikers, mountain bikers and nature lovers in the area.
More information on the project and maps of the proposed trail can be found on the Hill Country Conservancy website.