This workday has been cancelled. See you at the next one!

We’ll be meeting at Brockdale, do some touch up paint on the repaired gate(s), and then picking up trash around the perimeter of the trailhead.

Where – Brockdale trailhead
When – Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 9am
What to bring – water for yourself, trash bags, gloves if you don’t want paint on yourself 😉

Too much rain this week, the trails are too muddy…

We will rideout at 10am, heading north to the Sycamore
When – 10am, Saturday April 25, 2015
Where – Highland Park
What to bring – Bring your coggins! and a bag lunch

And it’s all completed, as of Nov 18, 2016. Enjoy!

New Pipeline Project on Sycamore Loop

North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) has started a new pipeline renovation project along their easement road where our Sycamore Loop branches. Normally, when going north on the trail from Highland Park, the trail forks where it crosses the NTMWD easement road. You can go straight across the road and continue on the west side of the Sycamore Loop, or you can travel east on the road until you reach the entrance to the east side of the Sycamore Loop. For the past many months, we’ve had the west side of the Loop blocked off while a pipeline renovation project was underway. That project has ended and the west side of the loop is now open. However, a new pipeline renovation project has just started and we’ll need to detour around it when the construction activity is present during the next several months.

The following picture shows the trail (in yellow) north from Highland Park, and where the trail forks to make the Sycamore Loop. The light blue box shows the area detailed in the second picture. Click once on the picture for a larger image. Click again to remove the larger image.
Highland Park north trail v2

The following picture shows in more detail where the construction will take place and the detour options that will be used. Click once on the picture for a larger image. Click again to remove the larger image.
NTMWD pipeline site v2

There may be several days when the bypass black pipes are being laid across the west and east side entrances (the pipe will be buried directly in front of the two entrances). During those several days, the entire Sycamore Loop will be closed and there will be no access to the Giant Sycamore. We will announce these dates on the TTPA website main page, so please check it before you head out.

During the construction work, which may take two or more months, there will likely be construction activity and large vehicles moving up and down the easement road on weekdays and Saturdays. Please be aware and proceed with caution. DO NOT use the roadway, but stay behind the CAUTION tape and on the shoulder and only cross the roadway directly at the two trail entrances.