Trinity Trail Preservation Association

Brockdale Trailhead is Open
East Fork and Highland Park Trailheads are Closed

Brockdale Trailhead is open, but the Trail is only open going South. The trail going south has been inspected and debris cleared from the trail as far south as Collin Park (approx 5 miles). Be advised that there is still a lot of storm debris in the fields and woods next to the trail, your horse may be surprised by unusual objects next to the trail.

East Fork and Highland Park trailheads remain closed until we can clear the flood and storm debris from the trailbed and re-open the Trail. In the meantime, DO NOT HIKE/RIDE the trail – the high waters have floated all sorts of debris onto the trail, such as glass bottles and boards, and you wouldn’t want to step on them! Plus the silt left by the receeding waters can be very quicksand-like, so don’t go through the water (or mud) until the trailbed is thoroughly dry. We will update this site as the trail status changes and the trail sections and trailheads are re-opened.

Do NOT Park on Rolling Meadows Lane

Rolling Meadows Lane is the roadway connecting our Collin Park North Trail Gate (with the picnic table) to the Collin Park easement. Parking is not allowed on that road, and it is not a trailhead for unloading horses. You may be ticketed if you park your vehicle on that road.

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.

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.