Trinity Trail Preservation Association

Lavon Lake Trinity Trail for horseback riding and hiking

Controlled Burn at Brockdale

Feb 23 – The Raptor Center is performing a controlled burn on Friday, Feb 23 (weather and wind permitting). Use caution if you must ride out of Brockdale that day.

Corps Activity – Caution

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 are clearing north from the NTMWD water intake area to Collin Park. Only riders going north from East Fork will be affected. When they finish that section, 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).

Upcoming Events

Chili Lunch and Horse Trailer Presentation
Saturday February 24
11am Brockdale Trail Head

Horse Trailer maintenance – Tire knowledge and maintenance – Towing calculations and considerations.
Hosted by Marisa and Mike Firth.

Followed by chili lunch hosted by Sharon Berryman

St Patrick’s Day Ride
Saturday March 16
10 AM, Highland Park trailhead

St. Patrick’s Day trail ride and horse decorating. We will provide the supplies necessary to decorate your horse in green and trail ride after.
Bring a dish to share.

Educational Farrier Talk for the Horse Owner
Thursday April 4, 2024

6-8 pm
Lucas community room, Lucas, Texas
Hoof seminar presented by Shannon Cole Veloz. Come join us for an education journey on hoof care with Q&A. Shannon is a long time farrier with a holistic approach to hoof care combining farrier skills with advanced equine bodywork modalities.

All trailheads are OPEN, but – …

Jan 6, 2024 – Here’s the latest –
All the trails are undoubtably muddy, not a deep mud, but that sticky kind that clings to your shoes and your horse’s feet.
– East Fork North to 2.5 miles south of Brockdale – good shape, mowed all the way to Inspiration
– Brockdale South – CLOSED 1/2 mile south, really really bad silting from Inspiration and a major culvert is washed out further south and another drainage crossing has eroded into a deep trench
– Brockdale North to Lucas Rd – good shape. Mowed.
– Highland Park South to White Rock Creek – Clear, mowed as far as Snider Lane, unmowed from White Rock Creek to Lakeview Downs. Newest re-route segment is finally open (see pictures on FaceBook). The major drainage crossing behind Snider Lane is finally open with a pair of culverts installed.
– White Rock Creek to Lucas Rd – Clear, 90% mowed
– Highland Park North – Clear, but unmowed
– Sycamore Loop – Fallen trees removed. The pipeline corridor has been smoothed, and has been seeded. The trail has been mowed/dragged. Likely to have long stretches of very muddy trail next to Wilson Creek.

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.

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
Charlie visiting with friends Lunch time TTPATrailer Joan riding Zegna afterride Watering horses after a ride
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