GIS Trail Map
Tyler State Park is located in Smith County in the Piney Forest of East Texas. This park is centered on a small lake just north of the City of Tyler. The trail rides around the the lake, but you never really get a good look at the water. There are lots of pine trees, and a lot of climbing here as well. The climbing at this park is steep, but not as grueling as Cleburne State Park or Dinosaur Valley State Park, because there are few loose rocks to contend with. There are lots of roots that can shake you around, but mostly on the downhills. One downhill section, located at the furthest point from the trailhead, is a screamer that is about 100 yards long. The trail is very fun and tough, and the pine forest is a nice change of pace from our Dallas landscape.