mountain biking

nature trips




Activities include picnicking; camping; boating (motors allowed - 5 mph speed limit); boat rentals; fishing; birding; hiking; mountain biking; lake swimming (in unsupervised swimming area); and nature study.

Nice trail. I did loop C. If your are not careful it is easy to accidently get on D or B.

Great trail, absolutely beautiful in many places. My only complaint is that it is not well marked at all. Trying to find it was difficult as was staying on the right path at times. Worth doing many times over!

Cute little trail. Go during week to have it all to yourself!

My wife and I have lived in Tyler area for 9 years and love to hike. We feel ashamed that it took this long to do a full hike at Tyler State Park. It is a excellent park with nice trails, plenty of amenities at the store and close to home. we hiked trails D and C in under 2.5hours and did not try to break any records. There is plenty of nice terrane to navigate, winding trails, pines, and wildlife. We saw some deer, and only came across a few hikers the entire time there. It is a hidden gem and we will be back more often.

3 months ago

Nice hiking trail in east Texas. It has several elevation changes, but most are gradual and not too steep. I would rate this trail somewhere between "easy" and "moderate" because of the distance and the elevation changes. It does offer nice views of the piney woods as well as a few meadow areas. Well-marked trail with mile markers.

Hiked Trail C yesterday and really enjoyed it. The park itself lists Trail C as "challenging," though this website only lists it as moderate. Compared to the other trails in the park, this is definitely one of the more challenging ones, but when speaking about hiking trails in general, I agree that "moderate" is a good description. There were several elevation changes, and a couple of challenging uphill climbs involving switchbacks, but it's only about a mile and a half, so it's not too grueling. The views of the pines are lovely, and you even cross over some water a few times. Pay attention to markers so you don't accidentally wander off onto the B or D trail loops, which would extend your hike distance considerably.

I never get tired of it! Easy trail and great views.

4 months ago

Very nice trail! There were some nicely built bridges along the way and a ton of wild flowers in the beginning of the trail. This trail meets an old road which I also thought was neat. Last half mile was uphill but not too steep.

Very nice trail and an easy trail to start with. This trail is historical and definitely something you won’t want to miss if you go to the tyler state park.

Nice little trail with forested hills and creeks

Great trail...

The wading pool is stagnant water so isn’t useful for wading now.

Beautiful scenery. Beaver dam and natural spring. Path was pretty wet which slowed us down a bit.

Nice trail all the way around the lake

Very easy hike with just a couple of steep hills.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

I walked this last Sunday with my 4 and 7 year old boys. They both took a great nap after. LOL!

Sunday, September 03, 2017

Love this park and this trail!!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

nice trail to go for a casual hike. nice views of the lake.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

one of the best trails in the local area to prepare for mountain hiking

Monday, August 21, 2017

my 10 year old and I did both together. He carried 22 pounds and me just under 50. I would rate this trail as moderate. We both had a great time on the trail, we'll marked and maintained.

Great family trail. Easy with a bit of elevation change. awesome interactive trail.

mountain biking
Thursday, July 27, 2017

We did loop A which was 2.5 miles or so. Great variety of hills and climbs not too rocky or steep either. Extremely humid at this park so I highly recommend a morning or evening ride specially in the summer time. I have never sweat so much in my life. Take plenty of water and your also supposed to pay a park fee. Beautiful trees!!!!!

Nice hike lots of hills and valleys. Mixed pine & hardwoods.

We did all the trails here.. the nicest was the lake trail however the longer two A and B were fairly nice. Just a ton of bikes and not much room of the trail.

Friday, March 03, 2017

I give this trail 5 stars, however, I give this description of the trail 1 star. First of all, this trail isn't called "Tyler State Park Loop Trail". The actual name of this (hiking only) trail is called the LAKESHORE Trail. Secondly, the map of the trail is correct, except according to the official trail map issued by Tyler State Park the trail is a 2.1 mile loop and the trailhead actually starts in the Brown's Point day use area of the park. This trail does NOT include the A loop, B loop, C loop, D loop, EZ Loop or Blackjack Nature trails. As for the Lakeshore Trail, it is quite a beautiful trail, mostly flat on the north side of the lake, but quite hilly on the south side of the lake. Beaver Pond on the far east side is a real treat and has a really great view of both the lake as well as the runoff ponds behind the lake. Great place to view birds and turtles!!! The walk across the spillway also has nice views of the lake. You will pass 2 fishing piers along the way as well as an island and a playground. There used to be a 3rd fishing pier at the playground but it was recently torn down.

Thursday, March 02, 2017

I would rate this trail as Moderate difficulty because I like to start the loop clockwise at the group camping trailhead at the bottom of this trail instead of starting at the high point near park headquarters. You will climb 115 feet doing it this way going up step after step. Interpretive signs along the way to point out various trees and other features created by the CCC. The "downhill" side of the loop goes by a wading pool, a really nice waterfall and crosses the creek a few times. A great workout and great practice for hiking harder trails in other areas such as Enchanted Rock or even Big Bend.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

My husband and I hiked 1/16/17 with our two boys (5 and 2.5) and we really enjoyed our time there. We started hiking the C Loop and somehow ended up on the D Loop at the end! Still, it was a beautiful and somewhat challenging hike and we can't wait to do it again!

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Trail is a nice and quick loop from the top of the state park to the bottom. Signs indicate areas of interest regarding CCC history.

trail running
Friday, November 25, 2016

Great family camping and trails

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