Trinity Trail Preservation Association

New Trailbed opened

We’ve blocked off the old trailbed at the north end of the Raptor Center park and have opened up a new trailbed that goes through a gap in the chain link fence and rejoins the original trailbed. This work is one of our Collin County Grant projects to improve the accessibility of the trail for the Lucas Fire Department. Please start using the new trailbed immediately.

NTMWD Work

North Texas MWD is refurbishing several pipe access points along the west side of the Sycamore loop. Please be careful when riding past those points, and be prepared to meet vehicles on the trail along that stretch. The trail is safe for the Labor Day weekend, but work on the pipeline will resume Tuesday, Sept 2.

Caution

South of Brockdale by the picnic table there is a partial washout of the trailbed which has left a narrow passage across the culverts there. The path is still over six feet wide, but please be careful and take your time. The tree which had partially blocked the trail near this point has been cleared.

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.

 

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.