Tyler State Park - Lakeside Trail

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Boardwalk Section
Just a short section of boardwalk. (Photo by Eveline)
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Beautiful hike around a gorgeous lake!
By BANDA on 2/4/2014
Rating: 4point5stars Difficulty: 1point5stars Solitude: 5stars
Distance: 2.10 Miles Duration: 1 hour

What a beautiful park this is, and this trail takes you all around the shoreline of a gorgeous lake. You may not find solitude in the summer, but you sure can in the winter! We didn't see a single person the whole time! In fact, there are only 4 campsites occupied in the entire park! This is a nice, easy, peaceful walk with great views of the lake and campgrounds. Several fishing piers along the way also. Loved it!

Flat easy trail
By Eveline on 1/11/2014
Rating: 3stars Difficulty: 1point5stars Solitude: 1star
Distance: 2.00 Miles Duration: N/A

Lots of picnic areas and people fishing.

Good way to see the park
By jtkatie on 7/25/2010
Rating: 2stars Difficulty: 1point5stars Solitude: 1star
Distance: 2.00 Miles Duration: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Not a great "hike", but a good stroll around the lake. You get to see all the different parts of the park (earthen dam, swimming area, wetlands, etc). But, we agree with the previous poster, the trail never gets "away".

There are a lot of side trails and it is easy to get away from what might be the "main" trail. But, it way typically easy to get back. The exception to this for us was past the swimming area going counter-clockwise. There is a very rough trail closest to the water, but it seems that you should stay on the higher trail.

An hour and 20 mins is how long it took us to go around - stopping often and exploring a bit. We stopped for a good 10-15 minutes to watch the turtles and fish hanging around the short wooden bridge in the far eastern part of the park. We also stopped to look for and listen to the songfull birds throughout the park. Among others, we saw a summer tanger and a few cardinals.

By ChemGal on 7/11/2009
Rating: 2stars Difficulty: 1star Solitude: 1star
Distance: 2.00 Miles Duration: N/A

This is one of recurring trails. It's a nice walk around the lake but there is way too many people to get the feeling of being lost that I love so much.

Good hike with good views.
By NUCLEUS.ONE on 9/2/2008
Rating: 2stars Difficulty: 1star Solitude: 2stars
Distance: 2.00 Miles Duration: 1 hour

Great little hike around the lake. Trail fades near the amphitheater, but as long as you stay near the water's edge you'll be fine.

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