Trinity Trail Preservation Association

Lavon Lake Trinity Trail for horseback riding and hiking

Holiday Party Information

The TTPA Holiday Party will be held at the Lucas City Community Center on 14 January 2023 from 6 PM to 10 PM. To sign up or get more details go to TTPA Dinner Details. Hope to see you there.

New Trail training opportunities

Nov. 3, 2022 – We’ve moved our new 2 3ft x 20ft culverts into place that will be used for the Snider Lane re-route creek crossing. If you (or your horse), need extra training on spooky trail things, try riding by them, otherwise, continue using the original trail bed. We’ll let you know when the culverts have been installed.

NTMWD Wilson Creek Plant update

Nov. 3, 2022 – The construction on the east-west incoming line corridor (second corridor when going north) is underway. They are digging a deep trench and placing the new pipes within it. You can cross directly across the construction zone and enter the Sycamore loop on the west side, and continue on to reach the Sycamore tree. However, using the east end of the loop would require you to ride alongside the construction site with all their machinery, so I’d advise turning around and exiting the loop from the west side. Be cautious and watch for moving machinery and trucks. It would appear that the construction is only going on during weekdays, but I could be wrong and they might also be working weekends.

All trailheads are OPEN, but – …

Jan 14, 2022 – Here’s the latest –
– East Fork North to 1.5 miles south of Brockdale – good shape, mowed all the way to Inspiration
– Brockdale South – CLOSED 1/2 mile south, really really bad silting from Inspiration and a major culvert is washed out further south
– Brockdale North to Lucas Rd – Washed out culverts by the picnic table (see note below), one boggy culvert to cross, mowed
– Highland Park South to White Rock Creek – Clear, mowed
– White Rock Creek to Lucas Rd – Clear, mowed
– Highland Park North – Clear, mowed
– Sycamore Loop – Clear, mowed

Brockdale North

Jan 11, 2023 – The pair of culverts next to the picnic table have washed out. Visit our FB page to see pictures of our temporary solution(s).

Hikers only – Use the concrete blocks to cross the stream (marked in orange in the FB pictures). Riders – DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS USING THE CONCRETE BLOCKS!

Riders – The green arrows in the FB pictures mark the points where the soil is not boggy (at this time). If you are going to cross, use those points to enter and leave the water. Essentially you are cutting at a 45degree angle to the stream bed to stay on the firmest clay bottom and avoid the worst of the soft bottom. If you are at all hesitant about it, turn back and have fun on the trails from Highland Park (north and south).

Do not attempt to cross the stream upstream from the washout. The banks are vertical, and the stream trench is deep.

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
Charlie visiting with friends Dutch Oven Food line Lunch time TTPATrailer Charlie Gaines on Spirit Riders enjoying the trail
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