Trinity Trail Preservation Association
Brockdale Trailhead to re-open Saturday, June 6
Brockdale trailhead will re-open Saturday morning. You will be able to ride/hike south from Brockdale for 1.5 miles. The trail is closed for hiking and riding beyond the 1.5 mile marker because of flooding. You will not be able to ride north from Brockdale, since the trail is badly flooded between the Raptor Center and the Lucas Rd underpass (which is under 6ft of water). We will update this site as the south trail opens up beyond the 1.5mile marker.
East Fork and Highland Park are closed until further notice. From East Fork, the trail is flooded north of the NTMWD water intake plant, and very badly flooded north of the Paul Wilson Rd horse gate. From Highland Park, the trail is flooded to the south and to the north. The trail is also flooded north of the Highland Park boatramp. Our low-water crossing at White Rock Creek is 12 feet deep and impassable. As the lake level goes down, we will update this site as sections of the trail become passable.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.