Violet Crown Trail: 360 Trailhead to 290 Trailhead

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Violet Crown Trail: 360 Trailhead to 290 Trailhead is a 1.8 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Austin, Texas that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.8 miles Elevation Gain: 239 feet Route Type: Point to Point

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

views

I like this trail. It was my first time here. Half rocky and half flat. I like rocky part to make it challenge and ofc there should be water there but it has not been rain much lately. Would love to go back again when water fill up!

hiking
19 days ago

Started at 290 and turned around at the bridge. Nice trail, pretty busy with bikes and hikers. Traffic noise so you don’t feel away from it all. Good bit of trees and it is well marked.

hiking
over grown
rocky
washed out
27 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great for a family of 6 with our youngest being only 5. Lots to explore, some really beautiful, rugged terrain.

running
1 month ago

Ran as part of Run from Zilker Trailhead to 290 Trailhead run. This section is pretty easy, there is a section along some cliffs (maybe 20 feet high) which could be a bit tricky in water. No water, but there are water fountains at the 290 Trailhead if you need a refill. Plenty of Shade.

hiking
1 month ago

Wow!! Great for hiking. Great views of nature

Great hiking trail; to boring, flat and crowded for MB.

running
muddy
rocky
2 months ago

Loved! Rocky and rolling. Shaded too! Perfect day for a hike in the 60s.

hiking
rocky
3 months ago

hiking
rocky
4 months ago

Just off the trail...super busy this morning but dry creek beds, happy pups and courteous users. Mostly shaded. Went to the 360 bridge & back, a good 3.75 mile walk. If you’re new to the trail expect some rocky, tree root tripping hazards.

hiking
over grown
5 months ago

hiking
rocky
5 months ago

Beautiful hike along the water.

mountain biking
off trail
rocky
6 months ago

the people are nice there is litle shade overall best trail ever

hiking
9 months ago

Great trail with nice views

hiking
bugs
rocky
10 months ago

Really nice trail, probably even better when the river is flowing.

Wed Feb 06 2019

Nice trail. Some parts are a bit rocky. Good for a hike. I might call it moderate due to some rocky terrain. I It does pass quite close to private homes. Not a huge drawback for me, but it's not a feeling of getting away from the city like other trails.

hiking
Sun Jan 20 2019

Lovely trail that is not over crowded. Nice trails with just enough ruggedness to make it fun. Much of it right along the water, and is just gorgeous. Especially after a rain.

hiking
Mon Dec 24 2018

Beaut of a trail! Love all the rocks. Gotta come back when cedar allergies has subsided!

hiking
Sun Dec 16 2018

super pretty, the trail stays right along the creek. lots of big rocks perfect for reading and picnics. it's a light hike, rocky

hiking
Mon Oct 15 2018

Nice clean quiet trails. I hike with my one year old and some areas are a bit tricky with a baby on your back but she enjoyed the water crossing with water this time. I’d be nice if it looped back to entrance, just a preference but I’ll be going back to the trail on a more dry day :)

mountain biking
Tue Aug 28 2018

Really nice trail, specially the Violet Crown stretch!

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