Trinity Trail Preservation Association

Trinity Trail on Lavon Lake for horseback riding and hiking

Extreme Extreme Caution at White Rock Creek crossing

July 10, 2024 – DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS THE CREEK AT THIS TIME. Since the lake went up and now down, the creek crossing has gotten very dangerous. The gravel bar that used to be there to cross the creek has either washed away, or is submerged under a deep layer of silt. We will be investigating and let you know when it is safe again to cross.

Corps and NTMWD Activity – Caution

March 1 – The Corps is clearing the boundary line with large machines. We’ve seen this before north of Highland Park, so approach with caution when you hear the machinery grinding down the trees and underbrush on the Corps boundary line. Currently they have cleared north from the NTMWD water intake area to Collin Park. Next week (March 4), they’ll move on to clear from Brockdale Park north to Ford Lane. This affects Brockdale to Lakeview Downs and then Highland Park north to Ford Lane (where the donkeys are).

March 1 – NTMWD has cleared a 40ft wide swath on the west side of the Sycamore loop to extend the pipeline corridor another 1/4 mile south. Our trail skirts the cleared swath, keep an eye out for our direction stakes. They will continue next week to clear the remainder of the pipeline right-of-way until they reach the back side of the treatment plant. No digging is planned at this time. We shall monitor and re-establish our trail path once they are done.

Trailhead status

June 30, 2024 – Here’s the latest –
With the lake level at 3.3ft high and still falling approximately 4 inches per day, we’ve re-opened two of the three Trinity Trail trailheads, at Highland Park and Brockdale Park. There will still be many muddy spots, but hopefully, with this heat, most of the trailbed will be drying out. Please let us know what you find as you explore the trailheads. Our contact info is on the Board webpage.

East Fork trailhead will remain closed until after the 4th of July holiday weekend.

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 Lavon Lake 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. Membership in TTPA allows you to purchase a discounted CareFlite membership 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
Dutch Oven Food line Relaxing Joan riding Zegna Out on the trail Riders enjoying the trail Tom Pollard relaxing after the ride
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