Tyler State Park

3.25 Miles
3stars (3.14)14
2stars (2.12)
2point5stars (2.77)
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Utility right of way?
Nice long hill. (Photo by Eveline)
Looking down on section of Switchbacks
Trail going downhill. (Photo by Eveline)
The Sun Playing With Breakfast Smoke
I took this shot with my first cup of coffee! It was a good day! (Photo by Miles)
The Lake
This was taken from a view at shelter #7. (Photo by Miles)
The Lake
Another shot from shelter #7. (Photo by Miles)
Log Entries
Did sections of B, all of C and some of D
By Eveline on 5/27/2012
Rating: 3point5stars Difficulty: 2point5stars Solitude: 4stars
Distance: 6.20 Miles Duration: N/A

We had a great hike, got lost but wandered around an enjoyed the adventure.

Hiked EZ loop
By jtkatie on 7/25/2010
Rating: 2stars Difficulty: 2stars Solitude: 3point5stars
Distance: 0.74 Mile Duration: 23 minutes

We were running out of time at Tyler SP and needed to hit the road to head back to Austin, but we figured that we had enough time for the EZ loop. Nothing spectacular, but a nice walk in the woods.

This is a shared trail with bikes, but we ran across no one on our trip - hiker or biker. Bikes are supposed to go clockwise and hikers counter-clockwise - as nicely shown on the milemakers that they had every 1/4 mile.

Quite a few areas of the trail were overgrown, so it would have been more pleasant if we had long pants on. At least our hiker-socks helped! :-)

As the distances for the various loops do not seem to be posted online, here they are:

EZ loop: 0.74 miles

A loop: 2.53 miles

B loop: 3.10 miles

C loop: 1.47 miles

D loop: 2.14 miles

Blackjack: 0.35 miles

Lake: 2.08 miles

Whispering Pines: 1.67 miles

By ChemGal on 7/11/2009
Rating: 3stars Difficulty: 3stars Solitude: 2stars
Distance: 3.00 Miles Duration: N/A

Another of my recurring trails. I've made it thru Loop A and B so far. This trail is shared with cyclists. As many times as I've run into them I've never has any issues. Full of several switchbacks, but fun for a weeknight or full Saturday hike.

Very beautiful State Park
By rodavenport on 3/26/2009
Rating: 4stars Difficulty: 3stars Solitude: 3stars
Distance: 6.80 Miles Duration: 2 hours, 40 minutes

Trails are setup where you can hike 10+ miles or just a couple of miles at a time. I didn't have time to hike all of the trails. I did however hike the A B and EZ loops.

By RockWing on 10/25/2008
Rating: 3stars Difficulty: 2stars Solitude: 3stars
Distance: 7.10 Miles Duration: 3 hours, 30 minutes

Loop B, C, D

Sleeper trails full of surpirses.
By NUCLEUS.ONE on 8/31/2008
Rating: 3stars Difficulty: 3stars Solitude: 4stars
Distance: 4.06 Miles Duration: 2 hours, 44 minutes

Don't let the official map fool you, these trails have some bite. Trails C and D have plenty of switchbacks to keep you moving at a good clip. There are a couple of inclines that will really test your mettle. trails loop close to park roads if you need to cut a trek short.

Fun Hike
By big tex on 5/30/2006
Rating: N/A Difficulty: N/A Solitude: N/A
Distance: 3.25 Miles Duration: N/A
This is a family favorite. Started camping here at 4 months old and still go back. Watch for racoons if camping they will get in everything.
Whispering Pines Nature Trail
By Miles on 10/15/2005
Rating: 5stars Difficulty: 2point5stars Solitude: 4stars
Distance: 8.00 Miles Duration: N/A
Had a great time hiking this trail system , I would say it is one of the best in the state, for both hikers and bikers!We had a great time , on a great weekend at Tyler State Park and it's trail system!
By Melina Baker on 7/17/2005
Rating: 4stars Difficulty: 2point5stars Solitude: 1point5stars
Distance: 3.25 Miles Duration: N/A
Azaleas were blooming
By Eveline on 4/2/2005
Rating: 2stars Difficulty: 1star Solitude: 1star
Distance: 6.20 Miles Duration: N/A

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