Trinity Trail Preservation Association

Trinity Trail across Lakeview Downs – Trail Closed

Effective immediately, the segment of the Trinity Trail across Lakeview Downs has been closed. Lakeview Downs is the large tract of land that we cross, south of Highland Park, between Corps property and Snider Lane. The developer has begun using large equipment to clear trees, cut in the new roadbeds, and alter the topography by moving large quantities of earth. When that finishes, they will be installing drainage culverts and utilities, which means trenches and holes. ‘Trail Closed’ signs have been erected at each of our entrances, please respect them for your own safety. When it is safe to do so (hopefully within 30-45 days) we’ll re-open, using temporary paths that avoid the construction activity. The new temporary paths will be marked with our trail guide stakes. When that re-opening happens, if you see a small white triangular flag, avoid it – a bore sample was taken there and there is a large very deep hole by that flag. You may still ride north from Highland Park to the Sycamore, or use the White Rock Creek gate on Snider Lane, or ride north from Brockdale Park, but you may not cross Lakeview Downs for the next month.

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.


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.