UT Tyler Mountain Bike Trails

MODERATE 13 reviews

UT Tyler Mountain Bike Trails is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Tyler, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
285 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

old growth

scramble

washed out

5 months ago

mountain biking
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The trail is a little confusing as it crosses over itself and the frisbee golf course several times. Some of the trail is in need of some help. There are tons of roots and loose sand. Overall it's challenging enough to be fun and otherwise a good little trail

Monday, September 28, 2015

Very poorly marked. Lots of sand. Hard to keep momentum. This is my least favorite trail I've ever been on.

Thursday, September 03, 2015

This was my first trail in some time. I was a little overwhelmed on a couple turns and grades but feeling exhilarated!

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

I just moved here and I am used to unmarked trails with no official starting place (San Antonio, TX). I have been riding Faulkner Park Trail and was looking for something more technical. I rode the UT Tyler trail for the first time today. The trail has a designated starting point and for most of the trail you can find blue markings painted on the tree on each critical parts when the trail crosses another section. There are also signs with arrow and a picture of a bike where you are suppose to go. Some areas the trail seems to disappear only to appear again around the corner. As long as you think logically of where the trail would go it is hard to get lost. I loved this trail and is the best I have ridden yet. There are jumps, hills, drop offs, obsticles, and roots. This is a fast trail and I am able to dust the cobwebs off my old 26er.

trail running
Friday, June 05, 2015

Pretty decent short trail. I would've tried it sooner but had been put off by many of the reviews I've read concerning poor signage. I disagree, the trail is very well marked with blue paint and signs directing which way to go at confusing intersections. There are some areas where it is easy to become confused as the trail is used by disc golfers as well. For this reason I gave it a low rating, there should be waste bins available with some routine maintenance as there is a large amount of garbage left on the trail by other users. The trail has good water drainage so has been one of the few available options in the DFW/east TX area after all of the rain.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Decent trail, not great if you have much experience riding other places. My last ride was April 22 and it was even more poorly marked than usual- if I didn't know the trail I would have gotten turned around. Good for keeping sharp for other, better rides.

mountain biking
Sunday, August 31, 2014

This is a nice trail. I would've given it 5 - stars if there was better signage. Definitely an intermediate adventure.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

mountain biking
Monday, May 27, 2013

not bad

mountain biking
Saturday, November 24, 2012

Very confusing since it's poorly marked. Other than that pretty fun.

mountain biking
Sunday, June 03, 2012

This trail is fun fun fun! Steep short climbs, swooping descends, bump track section, seesaw, bridges, switchbacks... You name it has a little of it. Well maintained and on the university campus so safety is never an issue. The trail is shared with an 18 hole disc golf course but rarely do disc golfers and MTB riders get in each others' hair.