Trinity Trail Preservation Association

Trinity Trail on Lavon Lake for horseback riding and hiking

Extreme Caution at White Rock Creek crossing

March 12 – We’ve had a report of dangerously soft sand (as in quicksand soft) at the ends of the gravel bar at the low water crossing. Stay within the low water crossing path, do not enter the deeper water to either side, and do not explore the ends of the gravel bar.

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.

All trailheads are CLOSED, but – …

June 3, 2024 – Here’s the latest –
With the lake level at 7.65ft high and rising, we’re going to close the Trinity Trail trailheads at East Fork, Highland Park, and Brockdale Park. Many places on the trail will be under water, and the remainder will be too muddy to use after all this rain. We’ll announce here when the trailheads have re-opened.

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.


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
Heading out Lunch time Relaxing TTPATrailer Taking a break at Collin Park Out on the trail