Trinity Trail Preservation Association

Trinity Trail on Lavon Lake for horseback riding and hiking

St Patrick’s Day Ride and Dice Run – CANCELLED due to weather!

New Date: Cancelled

Highland Park Trail head, Lucas Texas

Come have fun and raise money for TTPA at the Dice Run.

Bring $10 to play and we’ll match you up with compatible riders in groups of 4 or 5 to head out on the trail.

Everyone will each get 5 rolls of the dice to try to get the highest score, one at the start, 3 on the trail and the last one at the trailhead at the end. Bring your cellphone or paper and pen to take with you on the trail to record your scores.

Prizes for the highest score in each group, the highest score overall and for “snake eyes”.

We will also provide decorations for you and your horse to get in the spirit of St Patrick’s day!

Hope to see everyone on 18 May at 10 am at the Highland Park Trail head in Lucas! Bring a dish to share!

Extreme Caution at White Rock Creek crossing

March 12 – We’ve had a report of dangerously soft sand (as in quicksand soft) at the ends of the gravel bar at the low water crossing. Stay within the low water crossing path, do not enter the deeper water to either side, and do not explore the ends of the gravel bar.

Corps and NTMWD Activity – Caution

March 1 – The Corps is clearing the boundary line with large machines. We’ve seen this before north of Highland Park, so approach with caution when you hear the machinery grinding down the trees and underbrush on the Corps boundary line. Currently they have cleared north from the NTMWD water intake area to Collin Park. Next week (March 4), they’ll move on to clear from Brockdale Park north to Ford Lane. This affects Brockdale to Lakeview Downs and then Highland Park north to Ford Lane (where the donkeys are).

March 1 – NTMWD has cleared a 40ft wide swath on the west side of the Sycamore loop to extend the pipeline corridor another 1/4 mile south. Our trail skirts the cleared swath, keep an eye out for our direction stakes. They will continue next week to clear the remainder of the pipeline right-of-way until they reach the back side of the treatment plant. No digging is planned at this time. We shall monitor and re-establish our trail path once they are done.

All trailheads are OPEN, but – …

May 15, 2024 – Here’s the latest –
There’s been a lot of rain, so the trails are muddier than usual. The lake is 5.48 feet high today. This means the lake will be on or next to the trail, especially just north of Brockdale.
– East Fork North to 2.5 miles south of Brockdale – good shape, the lake shouldn’t be on the trail.
– Brockdale South – CLOSED 1/2 mile south, really really bad silting from Inspiration and a major culvert is washed out further south and another drainage crossing has eroded into a deep trench. We have been inspecting the trail for re-routes and mitigation processes. However, Inspiration continues to build and impact the trail.
– Brockdale North to Lucas Rd – Lake is on or over the trail just north of the Raptor Center, a set of culverts further north is badly eroded.
– Highland Park South to White Rock Creek – Clear, mowed as far as Snider Lane, unmowed from White Rock Creek to Lakeview Downs. Lake should not be on the trail. The easement from Lakeview Downs onto Corps land is open for passage.
– White Rock Creek to Lucas Rd – Clear, 90% mowed. Lake should not be on the trail.
– Highland Park North – A large tree is down behind Ms. Ford’s pond and the trail is very muddy. Use the E. Winningkoff trailhead and enter at Welborn Lane if you wish to go further north.
– Sycamore Loop – Probably very muddy, and the NTMWD clearing project has finished, we have to re-flag the trail. Horses should NOT use the hiker’s low water crossing blocks on the west side of the Loop.

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 Lavon Lake 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. Membership in TTPA allows you to purchase a discounted CareFlite membership 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 East Fork Ribbon Ceremony Out on the trail Back from a ride Watering horses after a ride
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