For the DFW area this is a nice, easy, trail, generally flat with gentle rolling terrain through woods and along the lake shore. Very laid back compared to Cedar Ridge and Northshore for example. Very easy to plan runs of any distance/duration, including ultra distances. Nothing technical. No tight loops or switchbacks. No bikes. There are horses. Very soft soil surface. There is no fee, it's open to runners and hikers, and there are multiple access points. Plan to self support--there are rest areas at trail heads, but working water fountains can be iffy. There are very nice restrooms at trail heads. Convenience stores, restaurants, Starbucks,, all nearby before turning into the park. PLEASE NOTE, signs may direct you NOT to park inside circle drives which are reserved for horse trailers--there is room to park along the entrance road to trailhead and day use areas. If you check and study the Trinity Trail Riders web site, you'll find ample information on trail heads and trail map with mileages which I found to be generally accurate. Note signage on etiquette with horses--as with bikes, sharing works well as long as everyone observes the rules. BE ADVISED! The loamy/caliche soil becomes plastic in texture with even light rain and will gob onto your shoes with NO breaks, with sections of trail becoming very slick. You'll be running with 1 lb.+ of mud on each shoe and/or be stopping every 100 yards to clean your shoes. My trail shoes shed mud very well, but there is no end to it. Starts building up again as soon as the last mounds fall off. Took 10 minutes blasting my shoes with a garden hose to get it all off. You get the picture. Makes for tough running. Sadly, there is some trash left off and around trails--grab some to take with you if possible on your way out. Otherwise, very pleasant setting.
Army Veteran O. on Lake Lavon via Trinity Trail
After parking in the Trail head parking lot, seeing a trail.that lead only to the lake, I walked bio up to parking area and could not find the Trail head. It looks like you walk along the road! must revisit. Not clearly marked.
This trail is NOT just a horse trail, there's not a fee, and dogs are allowed so long as they are on a leash...just to set the record straight. It does close at times if flooding occurs in an effort to save the trails. We've hiked from Brockdale towards the East head and from Brockdale towards Highland. Both routes are very beautiful.
We didn't go far because the trail was too muddy. It rained the night before. I would like to finish this trail on a dryer day. As far as I can see though, this trail is a great trail to hike. Here's a map that I found later: http://www.trinitytrailriders.org/trinitytrail25mile.pdf and more info here: http://www.trinitytrailriders.org/
Ryan R. on Lake Lavon via Trinity Trail
Was surprised how fun this trail was. There was some small rolling hills, but nothing extreme. Me my wife and son hiked 18 miles of it and had a blast. Some real beautiful views of Lake Lavon. No bikes on trail so that was a plus. More horse back riders then hikers bt they were all very friendly. Lots of shade. See pictures! Highly recommend this trail for hikers or horse back riders.