Route: Trinity Trail (TX)

Submitted by ckoerner87 on Thu, 05/21/2020 - 11:27am
Location
Texas, US
Distance
71 km
Vertical Gain
800 m
Description

The Lavon Lake Trinity Trail is over 30 years old, and runs along the West shores of Lavon Lake through Lucas, from Wylie to Fairview. It is primarily an equestrian trail, but is also open to hikers and trail runners. It's not a very difficult trail, but there are times of the year when the lake covers part of the trail, and there is usually thick mud in long sections, particularly on the north side. The map on the website lists the trail as 25.5 miles, but the mileage markers on their own map dispute that. My GPS watch is very accurate, and it only measured as just under 23, which I think is more accurate. There are several small stream crossings and some downed trees blocking the trail. The highlight of the trail is on the far north loop, where you'll find the largest tree in the state of Texas. Very few people know it exists, and it is a marvel to behold in person. Be on the lookout for hogs, snakes, lots of horse tracks and lots of mud!

For the one-way you must run the complete loop at the northern end of the trail.  For out & back, you run the complete loop TWICE.

GPS Track

Comments

A friend and I (Bryan Brockbank) will be attempting the out and back version of this tonight, in a self-supported fashion.

Hey Folks,

Tomorrow (7/11/2020) I will be attempting the out and back version of the Trinity Trail in an unsupported fashion. I will be tracking via my Garmin 235. Post attempt FKT report/ documentation will be uploaded to this thread once I am back on the computer. All files and data will be uploaded to my Strava profile linked below:

https://www.strava.com/athletes/49185528

Planned Start Time: ~0600

V/R

-Emory

 

*Edit

Completed the full length version of the Lake Lavon Trinity Trail from Wylie through Lucas to Fairview including the loop, rather than the out and back. Still in an unsupported fashion. Full report detail to be uploaded. 

V/R

-Emory

Tomorrow (8/22/20) at approximately 6:30 am, I will be attempting the one way version of the Trinity Trail in a solo and unsupported fashion. All files and data will be uploaded to Strava https://www.strava.com/athletes/436510.

I will be attempting the one way version of the Trinity Trail in a solo, unsupported fashion on November 7, 2020, starting at approximately 7:30am. All files and data will be uploaded to my Strava account: https://www.strava.com/athletes/12917773

I will attempt the one-way version of this FKT Sunday, November 8 around 7:30 AM. This will be a solo and unsupported attempt. The file will be uploaded through strava 

I’ll be attempting the out and back today, November 25. 2020. This attempt will be solo and unsupported. 

I’ll be attempting the out and back, November 27. 2020.

This attempt will be solo and unsupported.

On the one hand, I have a broken toe, a sprained ankle, and two bad knees.  On the other hand it is going to rain like hell on Tuesday turning the trail into a sloppy, muddy, horrific mess.  And as such it is now or never.  Tomorrow I will attempt a solo, unsupported one way effort starting at East Fork and heading around the loop counter clockwise.  Wish me luck!  I'll post the results to my Strava feed.

Completed.  Saw a couple of live deer and one dead one.  Took 16 oz of Infinite speed and one gel.  Took one wrong turn before HP.  Geez.