Violet Crown Trail

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Violet Crown Trail is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Rollingwood, Texas that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
127 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

2 months ago

This is a great hiking trail that is scenic and not very difficult! We started near highway 290 and parked in the Specs parking lot at 4970 US-290. The entrance wasn’t too far from there. If you hiked the complete trail it’s about five miles and would take you to the Barton Springs pool.

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3 months ago

I like bits of this trail. There are some pretty areas. It runs very near some private homes but I didn't find that terribly bothersome. It has a few established rock climbing walls and even nicer for the general public several swimming holes.

The trail is longer than a mile now. It does follow the Barton Creek Greenbelt trail for much of the time.

Worth at least a visit or two.

11 months ago

Lots of dry creek bed up and down but great beginner trail with enough challenge to feel like you've accomplished something, beautiful!

hiking
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

We hiked from Zilker trailhead (Barton Spring Pool) to 290 trailhead (by Specs) in a little over 3 hours. Trail markings were not often enough and we ended up far off the main trail more than once and had to backtrack and thus logged 6.5+ miles instead of 6. The unofficial trails are just as wide as the real trail, so we needed GPS to find our way back and also to stay on target. It was not as difficult or steep as we expected (for hiking). I would rate it "moderate".
Very shady, so is appropriate even on a hot day. All of the water crossings were bone dry today, so no wet shoes for us! We used RideAustin to catch a ride back to our car for $11 plus tip and were highly satisfied with that service.

hiking
Monday, June 05, 2017

Mostly rocky trail, should be a moderate skill trail. 3 or 4 low water crossing.Overall great,quick trail w nice scenery.

hiking
Saturday, April 15, 2017

After it rains there are many creek crossings - can be a little
Muddy/slippery, but beautiful along Gaines Creek

trail running
Sunday, April 09, 2017

You have to watch the turns if you are not familiar with this trail. You could easily get turned around and lose your bearing and end up on the opposite side of your starting point especially when you cross a few dry creek beds. Other than that it's a great running trail.

hiking
Friday, February 10, 2017

It wasn't a difficult hike and we especially enjoyed the walk along the river up to the twin falls. We parked in the parking lot of the Specs Liquor store near 290 and Brodie and walked a short distance on the sidewalk against the traffic to access the trail. It was a little tricky making sure we took the right trail to get to the very small falls. We had to ask some people along the way to make sure we took the left turn that crossed the dried riverbed to get there.

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recorded Track - Jan 07, 12:33 PM

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