Trinity Trail Preservation Association

Lavon Lake Trinity Trail for horseback riding and hiking

Lucas Founders Day Parade

Lucas is holding its Founders Day event on Saturday, May 8, 2021. Follow this link https://www.lucastexas.us/founders-day/ for more information about the day’s events. One of the events will be the Parade. The Town is asking that all parade participants sign up ahead of time, online using the form at this link https://www.lucastexas.us/2021-founders-day-parade-application/. Once you’ve sent in the form, you will receive an answering email with parking info. Although the form says the deadline is April 30, the Town assures me that Friday, May 7 is the real deadline, but earlier is always appreciated.

We have a TTPA workday scheduled for that same day, but if you can’t make the workday, please go enjoy the parade, as a participant or a spectator. Have fun!

All Trailheads are OPEN – but…

East Fork, Brockdale, and Highland Park are open, there are undoubtedly still muddy spots, so be careful and enjoy Mothers Day weekend!

April 29 – Approx 3 miles south of Brockdale, a culvert has washed out and is impassable;
The low water crossing on the west side of the Sycamore loop is now a high water crossing (2+ft deep) and will remain so until a major logjam downstream is cleared. The crossing still has a firm bottom, it’s just deeper than it should be.

TTPA Tack Sale – Date set for Saturday, June 5

TTPA will be hosting a Tack Sale at Brockdale trailhead, so start cleaning out your tack room for items you don’t use anymore. We usually have a good turn out so if you are in the market for tack or related horse items, plan to attend. More details are forthcoming.

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
Horse watering hole Shelly Tom Eberhart, Mike Churchill, Joan Myrthue, and Berdine Eberhart Charlie Gaines on Spirit Riders enjoying the trail Watering horses after a ride
Archives