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Hike the Violet Crown Trail: 360 to 290 Trailhead

Austin, Texas

Details

Distance

1.8 miles

Elevation Gain

239 ft

Route Type

Point-to-Point

Description

Added by Erin Newman-Mitchell

A portion of the Barton Creek Greenbelt stretching from Loop 360 to HWY 290.

The Violet Crown Trail: 360 Trailhead to 290 trail is a 1.8 mile point-to-point hike that stretches from Loop 360 to Highway 290. Only a portion of the trail follows alongside Barton Creek before heading south towards HWY 290 while the creek veers off to the west. Dogs are more than welcome as long as they're picked up after. Leashes, though not required, are strongly recommended due to this trail being located right off of major highways. 

Parking is not abundant and can be found right off of Loop 360 before you reach the Barton Creek Square Mall. Though parking is not abundant, this portion of the trail is not popularly hiked as other parts. Due to the unstable terrain, I would not recommend this area for those that are handicap. There are also no bathrooms located around this portion of the trail.

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