Trinity Trail

9.00 Miles
2point5stars (2.86)15
1point5stars (1.57)
2stars (2.39)
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My son our first hike!
My son and I did our first hike on the Trinity trail! (Photo by mercman1953)
Foster Park
Foster Park (Photo by Eveline)
East Fork Trailhead
This trail is commonly used for horses; and while none of the signs said anything about dogs, I assume this is why they aren't wanted on the trail. (Photo by kitykity)
Trail Rules
A brief rundown of rules and emergency numbers. (Photo by kitykity)
Parking Area
This is what you are looking for from the road. There is another little parking area farther down. (Photo by kitykity)
Trail Map
A map of the trail at its head. (Photo by kitykity)
Crossing through the gate
You can already see the lake! (Photo by kitykity)
Log Entries
By TD2000 on 7/31/2011
Rating: 3point5stars Difficulty: 3stars Solitude: 1point5stars
Distance: 9.00 Miles Duration: 2 hours

It was a fun hike, this was my 3 year old daughters first hike. She had a lot of fun but we only hiked 3 miles but cause she got tired and had to ride piggy back. But all in all we had fun and the view of the water was nice.

Nice Hike
By billcchilders on 6/21/2009
Rating: 3stars Difficulty: 2stars Solitude: 4stars
Distance: 9.00 Miles Duration: 3 hours, 30 minutes

This was a nice hike. Scenic for the most part - Some high grass, but not bad at all. Very enjoyable. Do watch out for chiggers.

Very first overnight ever!
By mercman1953 on 11/15/2008
Rating: 2stars Difficulty: 2stars Solitude: 3stars
Distance: 8.00 Miles Duration: 9 hours

My very first hike.  went with my step-daughters dad and my 8 yo son.  Just begininng and went close to home.  Enjoyed the experience and the Trinity was a good starter trail.  

Round trip
By RockWing on 10/11/2008
Rating: 1star Difficulty: 2stars Solitude: 1star
Distance: 8.00 Miles Duration: 3 hours
A trail to keep returning to.
By kitykity on 5/30/2008
Rating: 3stars Difficulty: 2stars Solitude: 3stars
Distance: 2.00 Miles Duration: 1 hour

This is a nine-mile trail, sometimes near roads, often not. It hugs the edge of Lake Lavon and has some really beautiful views. Horses frequent the trail and it forks off in different directions at points. Watch your step--the earth beneath your feet has caved in in places, though I didn't find spots deeper than a foot.

Great Training Hike
By big tex on 5/30/2006
Rating: N/A Difficulty: N/A Solitude: N/A
Distance: 18.00 Miles Duration: N/A
This trail is great for practicing for those long hikes. It's very hot in the summer, and the lake is very low right now so it's not very scenic for a lake. It was a fun hike once after a big ran(the ground is clay). Give it a try it's the best in the Dallas area for training long distance hikes.
Good Hike!
By scottgordon on 8/28/2005
Rating: 3stars Difficulty: 2stars Solitude: 4stars
Distance: 4.00 Miles Duration: N/A
Horse Trails that work well for hikers; Little breeze, can get hot; Mixture of grassland and wooded areas; some views of lake
Nice, quiet trail walk
By mking on 9/26/2004
Rating: N/A Difficulty: 1point5stars Solitude: 4stars
Distance: 10.00 Miles Duration: N/A
I'm a long distance trail walker (I also racewalk in road races) so I was visiting Trinity Trails for trail training. It was a pretty good place to train. It's not a difficult trail (gentle rolling hills, no rocks, not twisty or rooty) but the ground itself is pretty uneven so you still have to watch your footing. I did a 5 mile out-and-back from East Fork to Collin and back to EF. I didn't see a soul until the last mile when I saw four horseback riders and then one hiker. It took me two hours to walk the ten miles. I definitely recommend it. Oh, the MapPoint maps has an error. The East Fork trailhead is just to the West of the park entrance, not the East. It is a an area enclosed with a white metal fence and a horse ring in the middle. When you walk through the gate, the trail is immediately to your left (it runs along the road for a while) not straight ahead toward the lake (there is a small burgeoning trail here that is misleading; it only goes about 75 feet).
Brockdale Park to Collin Park--A Great Getaway
By gurdonark on 9/25/2004
Rating: N/A Difficulty: 1star Solitude: 4stars
Distance: 9.00 Miles Duration: N/A
I hiked from Brockdale Park in Lucas to Collin Park in St. Paul and back again, a trip of roughly nine miles. This trail is a horse and hike trail which runs adjacent to Lake Lavon. Although the trail is largely open-air, it runs through some lightly wooded areas. At each end of the hike, one may encounter horse riders. The "middle" of the hike is quite remote. I hike this trail quite often. It is a great locale for butterfly watching, with Summer giant swallowtail of enormous size a real treat. I have also sighted numerous herons, hawks, and rabbits along this trail, as well as some green snakes and woodpeckers. The trail is not strenuous at all, running along very gentle slopes on a well-marked "no vehicles" roadway. The trailhead is extremely easy to find, a well-marked area with parking adjacent to Brockdale Park just off Lucas Road, a bit east of Allen. One takes the Bethany Road exit off Highway 75, follows it until it forks onto Lucas Road, and then turns right at the Trinity Trail trailhead about two miles from the Brockdale Park turn. During my September hike, I saw many late Summer flowers in bloom. During the Spring, traditional Texas flowers appear. This hike is a great resource for Collin County, and yet is largely undiscovered.
Hike along Lake Lavon
By slitslash on 7/25/2004
Rating: N/A Difficulty: 1point5stars Solitude: 4stars
Distance: 9.00 Miles Duration: N/A
Woke up bright and early to beat the heat this fine Sunday. Struck out on this trail on my own(had someone pick me up at the end of the trail). A very quiet trail this particular day...only ran into one other couple who were on horseback. Great views of Lake Lavon...a mild, mostly flat trail, but it's a hard trail in terms of that it's hard on your feet. The trail runs along 3 separate parks along the west bank of the lake...these are also your only good places to stop for a break, too...not a lot of good stopping places. BUT...if you can whip out the first 5 miles from Brockdale to Collin Park, you can stop at Collin and walk to some picnic benches nearby to rest, eat, watch the boats in the marina...and build up enough strength the finish the last part of the trail. I recommend this trail and plan to do it again in the near future...really felt like I was out in the country, even though I was mere minutes from the big city.

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