Tyler Area Trails, Parks & Biking Resources
The Tyler area offers a number of recreational trails and parks for walking, biking or strolling, located in the center of the city and in outlying areas.
Rose Rudman Recreational Trail
Rose Rudman Recreational Trail, Tyler, Texas (TylerTexasOnline staff photo)
For walking, jogging, biking or roller-blading, Tyler's Rose Rudman Recreational Trail is a perfect "close-in-to-town" venue for a short stroll or a long hike.
It is easily accessible from a number of residential areas, commercial corridors and area hotels.
The trails are also a great spot for picnics, or quiet time, at locations such as Southside Park located just south of the intersection of Shiloh Road and Donnybrook Avenue.
Access to the trails, and parking, is available at numerous locations.
The Tyler trail system currently encompasses four segments:
- Rudman Loop Trail - 1.2 miles
- Southside Trail - 1/2 mile
- Creekside Trail - 3/4 mile
- Grande Trail - 1 3/4 miles
On the northeast segment of the trail is the Tyler Cancer Bell and Pavilion, a place of honor and remembrance for cancer patients, their families, and caregivers.
Legacy Trail System
In January of 2018, construction began on an extension of the Legacy Trail system to Gresham, running along an abandoned railroad route along Old Jacksonville Highway. Beginning near FRESH on Old Jacksonville Highway, the system will also provide connectivity to the Faulkner Park area.
Other Tyler Area Trails, Rides and Resources
South Tyler Trails (TylerTexasOnline staff photo)
Besides the Rose Rudman Trail, other trails are located around town, including Tyler's Faulkner Park and Lindsey Park.
Others can be found at Tyler State Park north of Tyler, offering 13 miles of trails, and at the University of Texas at Tyler.
Tyler Mountain Bike Trails (Courtesy of Elite Bicycles) - Details on the 67-mile Beauty & The Beast route, Tri-Tyler Olympic Course, Lake Hawkins Loop, Fresh Road Race Course, and more.
Calendar of Upcoming Tyler Area Bike Rides (Courtesy of the Tyler Bicycle Club)
Tyler Area Biking Resources
The following biking resources offer details on bike shops, accessories, repairs, popular biking trails and courses, as well as upcoming events and rides:
Elite Bicycles of Tyler - 610 Shelley Drive in Tyler
Cycology Bicycle Co. - 225 E. Amherst in the Old English Village Shopping Center in Tyler
Simpson Sports - 14204 Highway 110 S, in Whitehouse
Tyler City Parks
The City of Tyler operates a varying array of 27 parks covering more than 1,000 acres. Included are playgrounds, athletic fields, trails, an amphitheater, tennis courts, multi-purpose courts and landscapes.
For park details, maps, and events, we highly recommend visiting the website of the City of Tyler Parks & Recreation.
Faulkner Park - Beautiful, large facility operated by the City of Tyler on Cumberland Road at South Broadway - tennis center, water sprayground, fishing pond, baseball fields, hiking trails, nature trails, biking, picnic facilities.
Opening in June of 2019 is the new Faulkner Skate Park, near the Tyler Police Station.
Lindsey Park - Lindsey Park, also operated by the City of Tyler, is located on Spur 364 West.
It features a softball complex, soccer fields, basketball courts, playground, picnic area, pavilions, trails, and restrooms.
Lindsey Park also offers three popular disc golf courses: Red, Blue and Gold.
Bergfeld Park is centrally located off South Broadway Avenue and College Avenue, between Fourth and Fifth Streets. This neighborhood park offers picnic areas, restrooms, tennis courts, playground, amphitheater, and Dolphin Fountain.
Tyler Rose Garden, 420 Rose Park Drive - Established in 1952, the Tyler Municipal Rose Garden is the nation's largest rose garden, spanning 14 acres.
The gardens include over 38,000 rose bushes and over 600 different varieties, as well as reflecting pools, walkways and fountains. The gardens are a popular destination for both local residents and for visitors, and offer a diversity of photographic opportunities.
Woldert Park - Located adjacent to the Glass Recreation Center, at 701 W. 32nd Stree . This large park offers picnic areas, restrooms, pavilion, playgrounds, tennis courts, basketball courts, baseball/softball field, and a swimming pool. The park includes hike and bike trails, a fishing pond and more.
T.R. Griffith Park - At the intersection of Carter Boulevard and 29th Street a few blocks north of Texas College. This neighborhood park includes picnic areas, pavilion, basketball court, playground and a shaded walking trail.
Gassway Park, W. Martha Street
Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum
Goodman/LeGrand, 624 N. Broadway Avenue - 9 acres of gardens surrounding the historic home
Emmett Scott Park, 1710 N. Confederate Avenue
Oak Grove, 1525 N. Carlyle Avenue
Crescent Park, 1560 Crescent Drive
City Park, 200 W. Queen Avenue
Fun Forest Park, 2000 Forest Avenue
Hillside Park, 1111 E. Erwin Street
Windsor Grove Park , 415 S. Lyons Avenue - Located at the intersection of Lyons Avenue and Front Street, just west of the East Texas Fairgrounds and Tyler Municipal Rose Garden complex. This beautifully wooded nature park features hike and bike trails and a picnic area.
The Children's Park, South Broadway, Tyler Texas (TylerTexasOnline staff photo)
Children's Park, 900 S. Broadway - This popular park features life-size bronze statues of children playing, a children's story amphitheater, and a butterfly garden. There are cobblestone walkways that wind through the park with benches along the way.
W.E. Winters Park, 910 S. Peach Avenue
Herndon Hills Park, 2802 Brookhollow Drive
P.T. Cole Park, 1001 S. Vine Street
Golden Road Park, 2300 McDonald Road
Pollard Park, 710 E. Amherst Street
Noble E. Young Park, 3125 Seaton Street
Northside Park, 2301 WNW Loop 323
Other Outdoor Activities in Tyler
Tyler has a wide range of places to see and things to do year-round. Tyler's mild climate provides an ideal environment for outdoor activities and recreation.