Trinity Trail Preservation Association


All three Trinity Trail trailheads are open now

Brockdale trailhead is open and you can ride/hike north to Lucas Road and beyond or south to Collin Park and beyond.

Highland Park trailhead is open and you can ride/hike south to Lucas Rd and beyond or north to the Giant Sycamore. There are still damp spots in both directions, so use caution when traversing the mud. If you go south, we’ve closed the old path across the Lakeview Downs field and opened a new path across the property, please follow the markers.

East Fork trailhead is open and you can ride/hike north to Collin Park and beyond. There is some construction activity at the NTMWD intake plant, please go around it and back onto the trail. There are two muddy creek crossings on the pipeline corridor, use caution when crossing them.

There has been a tremendous amount of debris left on the trail from the flooding. We’ve removed as much as we can, but please be careful since there may still be glass bottles that have floated onto the trailbed and are half-buried in the dirt. There is also plenty of evidence of feral hogs using the trail in our absence. And, please see our page on the “New Construction on Sycamore Loop” below, since there are new additions to the instructions to get around that construction.


New Construction on Sycamore Loop

Important – please read our post about the new NTMWD pipeline project. There will be construction activity where the Sycamore Loop starts and there will be new detours that you must follow to reach the Giant Sycamore. Click here for details.

Brockdale Trailhead

To continue combating vandalism, we will continue locking Brockdale trailhead at sunset on Friday and Saturday and unlocking the gate the next morning. This will continue each week until further notice. Please report suspicious activity at any of our trailheads to the Collin County Sheriff’s Department at 972-547-5100.

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.

 

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.