Trinity Trail Preservation Association

Brockdale South Open – Other Trailheads and Trail Sections Remain Closed

March 8 – Good news. We hiked the Brockdale South trail and it is dry for the first mile (and possibly further) so we have opened Brockdale trailhead so you may use the trail going south from the trailhead. The north Brockdale trail remains closed due to standing water on the trail. Highland Park and Eastfork trailheads remain closed. We will monitor their condition as more water is released from the lake. See our Facebook page for pictures captured on March 8 of flooding on the other trail segments.

Trinity Trail across Lakeview Downs – Trail Closed

Effective immediately, the segment of the Trinity Trail across Lakeview Downs is now closed. Lakeview Downs is the large tract of land that we cross, south of Highland Park, between Corps property and Snider Lane. The developer has begun their trenching work to lay water and electric, and there is no clear path across the property. When the developer is done, we’ll re-open the trail, so watch this site or our FB page for the re-open notice.

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, and is where we just got reports of tree clearing and brush removal (about 2.5 miles north of Highland Park). As the project progresses, they will finish the clearing operation, then lay out the pipes (much like we’ve been seeing in the Airport Rd/380 area in McKinney) and then bury the new pipes. He will provide the tentative schedule and provide us with updates as the actual dates are locked in. We think we can keep the trail open and clear through much of this, but may have to close it on the day(s) when they are burying the pipe or the pipe trench is open (it will be deep and wide). We’ll get some signs made to warn folks approaching the corridor that there is construction activity ahead. On the good news side, maybe a chance to further spook-train your horse with 30’ x 5ft yellow pipes next to the trail?

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.


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 Enjoying lunch Quiet sleeping horses - Gypsy and Chester are happy to snooze while Steve and Debbie visit East Fork Ribbon Ceremony Riding on Trinity Trail