Trinity Trail Preservation Association

Lavon Lake Trinity Trail for horseback riding and hiking

Re-route around the Bog is complete

July 17 – We’ve opened the re-route around the Ford Lane picnic table bog, New directional signs are in place at each end of the re-route and the trail path is flagged with orange tape. Enjoy!

Highland Park and East Fork Trailheads are OPEN

June 14 – Highland Park is open, the trail is useable north and south, with occasional mud patches. East Fork is open, the trail is in good shape but the grasses are tall. Brockdale Park trailhead is still closed, until further notice. The lake is at almost back to normal (492ft), so the water is off the trail, but the trail is still drying out.

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.

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.

Gallery Snippets
Cooling off in the shade TTPATrailer Tom Eberhart, Mike Churchill, Joan Myrthue, and Berdine Eberhart Tracy Matern on the trail Charlie Gaines on Spirit Watering horses after a ride