Trinity Trail Preservation Association

Lavon Lake Trinity Trail for horseback riding and hiking

National Public Lands Day Event

Sept 21, 2019 – TTPA, the City of Lucas, and the Corps are sponsoring a NPLD cleanup event to remove trash debris left by the high water when the lake flooded these past several years. We’ll be concentrating on the low spots just north of the Raptor Center, by the Lucas Rd underpass, south of Lakeview Downs, the Highland Park boatramp, and south from the HP trailhead. Lunch will be served afterwards for the volunteers at the Raptor Center’s park, with the raptors on display.

Visit www.lucastexas.us/public-lands-trail-cleanup for more details and to register as a cleanup volunteer.

TTPA also needs volunteers to help man the registration tables the morning of the event at the two trailheads. Contact Duke Monson if you can help.

All Trailheads are Open – but…

Sept 2 – Hope you all were able to stay cool during July and August. The lake is at 489.7ft (2.3ft low), so all of the trail is above water. However, there is still flood debris on the trail in many places, and there are several downed trees across the trail bed. All those downed trees have a passable path around them.

Quick Note – TTPA and the City of Lucas will be working on the trail with heavy machinery between Lucas Road and Highland Park starting September 4th, for two weeks. If you hear machinery ahead on the trail, DO NOT APPROACH, it may be flinging wood chips dangerously fast and far.

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.

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
Dutch Oven Food line Joan riding Zegna Taking a break at Collin Park Charlie Gaines on Spirit Tom Pollard relaxing after the ride Watering horses after a ride
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