East Fork Trail Head

Entrance to East Fork Trail Head

Entrance to East Fork Trail Head

The East Fork Trail Head is the southernmost trail head along the 25.5 mile Trinity Trail. Like the other trail heads, there is a white pipe fence surrounding the parking area for safety.

About the Trail From East Fork: The trail from East Fork passes through a variety of terrain including some high areas that offer amazing views of Lake Lavon.

This section of the trail has a few small hills and passes thru both woods and open country.

In the first mile of the trail, there is a short section of the trail that runs parallel to a road.

Road section of Trinity Trail

Road section of Trinity Trail

The trail is well off the road and there is a guard rail between the trail and the road, but traffic from the road can unsettle some horses so caution is suggested on this stretch of the trail.

After the road section, the trail scenery improves dramatically.

There are a number of scenic viewing spots of the lake and the lovely rolling countryside along the trail makes for a relaxing place to ride.

There are also some nice level areas with good footing that are just perfect for a brisk canter.

Cooking at East Fork

TTPA Member Bill Carmickle cooks at a trail ride at East Fork

The East Fork trail head features a large parking area, easy access in and out for large trailers, a round pen, covered picnic tables, and a bathroom. It is a wonderful trail head and the location of many of the TTPA Trail rides.

In addition to these amenities, there is an equestrian campground a few minutes ride from the trail head inside the State Park along the lake.

The campground offers horse pens, water, electricity, lights, a covered pavilion, and covered picnic tables.

East Fork is the only trail head along Trinity Trail system that offers nearby camping with horses.

Here’s a Google map to help you find the trail heads.

View Trinity Trail – 3 Trailheads in Wylie & Lucas TX on Lake Lavon in a larger map

Want a bigger map? View the trail heads on this Google Map of Trinity Trail by zooming in on the horse icons located on the right center part of the map. Eventually we will have the trail itself entered on the map. We are in the process of acquiring GPS coordinates of the trail and hope to have the trail addition soon.

Driving Directions: To get to East Fork Trail Head from US 75:
From Central (US 75):
Take the Parker Road exit and go east.
When it T’s into FM 1378, turn right,
go to the next stoplight and then turn left onto Parker Road again.
Follow the directions below.

From Lucas:
Take FM 1378 south to Parker Road:
Turn left (east) on Parker Road (aka FM 2514) and follow it past Dr. Kerin’s (Parker Road Veterinary) office.
Turn left on Paul Wilson Road by the cabinet shop and the Wylie Veterinary Hospital. This becomes CR 384.
Follow CR 384 (may change street name) around to the trail head on the left, marked by the white pipe fence.

From north and east of Wylie on TX 78:
Come south on TX 78,
shortly after the Wylie Municipal Complex and the new Wal-Mart,
turn right (west) on Eubanks Lane (CR 389).
When the road forks, bear right on Forrest Ross Road (CR 389)
When it T’s, turn left on Skyview Drive (CR 384) and
then shortly turn right into the East Fork trail head which is bounded by a white pipe fence.

Riding Distances 4 Miles North from trail head to Marina
9 Miles North from trail head to Brockdale Trailhead
12 Miles North from trail head to East Lucas Road
16.5 Miles North from trail head to Highland Park
20.5 Miles North from trail head to and 1/2 way around Sycamore Loop
Features of Ride Scenic trail that offers a variety of terrain, lake views, and nearby horse camping (at the adjacent State Park)
Gallery Snippets
Heading out Kurt cooked an awesome lunch Shelly Steve and Debbie ride in for lunch afterride Out on the trail