Trinity Trail Preservation Association

Brockdale, Highland Park and East Fork Trailheads are all Open

Aug 13 – Lavon Lake level is currently at 488.34 feet, 3.5+ feet low. All trails are open and will be drying out after this week’s rain. It’s hot and muggy out there, so make sure to use sunscreen and stay hydrated.

Trinity Trail across Lakeview Downs – Trail Open

The Lakeview Downs developer has finished installing the utilities. We have opened up the trailbed on our easement on the west side to use a new gate onto Corps land. When going south from Highland Park, step over the horse gate on Snider Lane, turn right and go 20 yards, then turn left and enter the property on Royal King Road. Ride the right-hand shoulder, going west, avoiding the water meter boxes set next to the road. Follow Royal King across the property and around the curve, until you come to our Trinity Trail white marker stakes. Turn and follow the stakes into the woods on our easement path, and through the gates at the west end of the easement path. The path from there to join the trail is flagged with orange surveyor tape. Enjoy!

NTMWD Construction Activity

We’ve spoken with the NTMWD Wilson Creek plant supervisor. They are in the midst of a multi-year plan to upgrade the plant to its design capacity of 64Mgd. One of the projects is to add to their ‘effluent’ capacity by installing a new 60” pipeline from the plant to the lake to discharge treated water. That pipeline will be next to the current effluent pipe. The very large pipes have been buried and the ground smoothed over where the trail crosses the pipeline. The black pipe is still and buried under the trail, no word on when it will be removed.

Lucas E. Winningkoff Trailhead is now open

The City of Lucas has opened a new trailhead on E. Winningkoff (right next to the water tower). The trailhead has plenty of room for trailer parking, a horse pen, water for the horses, bathroom, pavilion, and picnic tables. To get to the trail, we’ve opened a new gate at the northern-most end of Welborn Lane. To get there from the trailhead, leave the trailhead on the water tower side and use the shoulder and bar ditch to head east on E. Winningkoff, at the intersection with Welborn Lane turn left (north), and go north on Welborn Lane about a mile to the new horse step-over gate. From there you can go left (north) to the Sycamore Loop, or right (south) back to Highland Park trailhead and points south.

TTPA Trekkers Program

The TTPA Trekkers Program has mileage forms available for download. Find out more information from the “About TTPA” link in the Top Navigation. Turn in your forms by the 7th of the month to enter for monthly and annual prizes.
 

Do Not Park on Rolling Meadows or side roads in St Paul

Parking horse trailers on Rolling Meadows Rd (which leads to the Collin Park picnic tables) or any of its side roads creates a safety and access hazard for the residents there.

Riders along Trinity Trail

Riders along Trinity Trail

The Trinity Trail Preservation Association (TTPA) was established in 1996 as a non-profit all-volunteer trail preservation organization.

Our main purpose is to maintain the 25.5 mile long trail on Corps of Engineers land on Lake Lavon and encourage hikers, joggers, nature lovers, photographers, and trail riders to use the scenic trail.

This multi-purpose trail offers a relaxing way to get close to nature without a long drive. On a weekend day you’ll find scout troops, nature lovers, horse back riders and families out for the day enjoying the trail. No wheeled vehicles or motorized vehicles are allowed on the trail.

Active Organization

In addition to maintaining the 25.5 mile long trail, the TTPA holds trail rides, cookouts, work days, educational events and fund-raising activities. The organization also works with area environmental groups, schools, scout troops and individuals to educate the public about parks, trails and recreational facilities in the north Texas area.

Membership

Trail rider

TTPA member on Trail

The TTPA is a grass roots organization that combines fellowship with a love of the outdoors and horses. Our members come from all over the North Texas region.

If you like to trail ride, hike, or take photographs of nature, the TTPA has a lot to offer you. please consider joining. Information on membership and a printable application are located at our How To Join Page.

Regular membership in the TTPA is only $35 a year per family. We are a 501(c)(3) so membership is a tax deduction. This membership includes CareFlite insurance for your entire household.

The TTPA also offers Business Sponsorship Level Memberships that range from $100-$300 a year. In April, 2011 there were approximately 270 members of the TTPA.

School Participates in Lake Clean Up

Local School Participates in Lake Clean Up

TTPA Online

The TTPA has multiple ways to interact online. There is the main Trinity Trail Preservation Association’s website, plus for late breaking information or news updates, the TTPA has a TTPA blog, an active Yahoo Group, a TTPA Facebook page and a TTPA Twitter profile.

Gallery Snippets
Heading out Kurt cooked an awesome lunch Relaxing Tom Eberhart, Mike Churchill, Joan Myrthue, and Berdine Eberhart Quiet sleeping horses - Gypsy and Chester are happy to snooze while Steve and Debbie visit East Fork Ribbon Ceremony