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Violet Crown Trail

 22 votes

Length

5.5 Miles 8.8 Kilometers


Singletrack

Elevation

150' 46 m

Ascent

-392' -120 m

Descent

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

700' 213 m

High

457' 139 m

Low

Conditions


Minor Issues 6 days ago
Dry, Mostly Dry: Slippery rocks in some areas along the river. Caution on the narrow path. History

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This is the Violet Crown Trail using the route that only crosses the creek once and follows the BCGB

Cindy Abbott

Overview

Park closures take place after heavy rains, and heavy flooding on Barton Creek. Please respect the trail and decline from trail use during wet conditions.
Features: -none-
Dogs: Leashed

Description

The Violet Crown Trail refers to a portion of the Barton Creek Greenbelt main trail that starts at the BCGB trailhead near Barton Springs to the Violet Crown Trailhead at Brodie and 290 near Spec's.

The Hill Country Conservancy, an Austin non-profit, organized and built a 1-mile portion of trail that connects the Barton Creek Greenbelt to the Brodie/290 intersection, allowing for the connecting of a major trail network to South Austin and Hays County in the future. Additionally, the Hill Country Conservancy raised funds to install much needed steel Violet Crown and Barton Creek Greenbelt trail markers that aid in route finding.

The Violet Crown Trail portion of the Barton Creek Greenbelt is maintained by the Austin Ridge Riders Mountain Bike club, a local Austin non-profit. This trail is fairly technical, with quite a few rock gardens, rock ledges, and roots. Navigating Barton Creek when it is high and flowing can be done by following this route. With this route, the only creek crossing is the main creek crossing about 2.5 miles in from the start at the Violet Crown Trailhead at Brodie Lane. Be aware of heavy foot traffic during peak times on weekends and afternoons on weekdays.

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May 19, 2018
Jesus Hidalgo
First time here. Very technical/hard at times. Sometime hard to bike at all. It was a very good reconnaissance run. Loved it. I'll come back for sure. 6mi — 3h 00m
Apr 14, 2018
Filip Masquillier
Apr 14, 2018
Yasar A
15mi — 4h 55m
Mar 20, 2018
G G
Mar 2, 2018
Megan Kratz
was super hard but also beautiful and good. rode from mile 5.5 to ~ mile 2
Feb 11, 2018
Anthony Mauro
9mi
Nov 24, 2017
Anthony Palermo
Nov 11, 2017
Daniel Pinali
rode out the hill of life and back through the neighborhood 15mi — 2h 00m

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  3.6 from 22 votes

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