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Violet Crown Trail celebrates milestone

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 by Elizabeth Pagano

Hill Country Conservancy and REI will be celebrating the grand opening of the Violet Crown Trail’s Slaughter Trailhead this upcoming Saturday. Significantly, the new trailhead represents the completion of Phase One of the Trail, which has been in the works since 2006 and under construction since 2014. Once finished, the 30-mile trail will stretch from Zilker Park, past the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center to the Onion Creek Management Unit. Saturday’s celebration starts at 8:00 with remarks from District 8 Council Member Paige Ellis and Hill Country Conservancy CEO George Cofer, followed by a 5K run and 1K walk and a party. Details about the event are available online here.

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