Hike Violet Crown Trail: Zilker to 360 Trailhead

3.7 miles 282 ft gain  - Out-and-Back Trail

Added by Erin Newman-Mitchell

This trail is a portion of the Barton Creek Greenbelt, stretching from Zilker Park to Loop 360.

The Violet Crown Trail: Zilker to 360 is 3.7 mile out-and-back stretch through the Barton Creek Greenbelt. The trail begins in Zilker Park and follows Barton Creek all the way south to Loop 360. Parking can be found at Zilker Park. Though on weekends and during the summer time, the park is usually busy and parking can be difficult to find, The trail is mostly shaded and is perfect for hiking, running, or cycling. The trail is mostly shaded and follows along the creek. During the wet seasons, the creek is great for swimming and wading. Though be weary, the creek will dry up during the summer. The trail is not paved and not very handicap accessible. There are many inclines and declines but overall the trail is pretty moderate. 

Dogs are more than welcome, just be sure to pick up after them! The trail is child-friendly, however it is a bit of a hike.

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Mountain Biking
Dog Friendly
Family Friendly
Picnic Area
Swimming Hole

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Awesome Hike, Wrong Directions

Beautiful hike but the directions actually take you to a Sam’s club on the wrong end of the trail. If you want to hike this put Zilker park into your GPS so you can hike it in the right direction.

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