Trinity Trail Preservation Association

TTPA 2017 Holiday Dinner and Party Tickets Now on Sale

The annual TTPA Dinner, Party, and Gift Exchange will be Saturday, December 9th, 2017 from 6-10pm at the Heard Natural Science Museum. Doors open at 6pm, dinner at 6:30pm. Note that these times are a little earlier than in years’ past, since we’ve moved the party to Saturday to allow members to more easily attend.

Tickets for the dinner are available: please order in advance so we can tell the caterer how many will be attending. Tickets are $20 for adults, and $10 for twelve and younger.

Tickets can be purchased through our PayPal link here:

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Note that you do not have to have a PayPal account to purchase through PayPal – a credit card will do.

TTPA 2017 Party
Saturday, December 9th, 2017
Heard Natural Science Museum
1 Nature Pl, McKinney, TX 75069

Gift Exchange

If you would like to participate in the gift exchange, please bring a wrapped gift (max $20) to share.

Trinity Trail across Lakeview Downs – Trail Closed

Effective immediately, the segment of the Trinity Trail across Lakeview Downs is now 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 their trenching work to lay water and electric, and there is no clear path across the property. When the developer is done, we’ll re-open the trail, so watch this site or our FB page for the re-open notice.

Lucas E. Winningkoff Trailhead is now open

The City of Lucas has opened a new trailhead on E. Winningkoff (right next to the water tower). The trailhead has plenty of room for trailer parking, a horse pen, water for the horses, bathroom, pavilion, and picnic tables. To get to the trail, we’ve opened a new gate at the northern-most end of Welborn Lane. To get there from the trailhead, leave the trailhead on the water tower side and use the shoulder and bar ditch to head east on E. Winningkoff, at the intersection with Welborn Lane turn left (north), and go north on Welborn Lane about a mile to the new horse step-over gate. From there you can go left (north) to the Sycamore Loop, or right (south) back to Highland Park trailhead and points south.

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.