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Level: Intermediate
Length: 5 mi (8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +155/184 ft
Total: 28 riders
 

Mountain Biking UTT Trails

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#217 of 274 mountain bike trails in Texas
#11,175 in the world

Approximately 5 miles of mostly singletrack trail located on the southwest corner of the UT Tyler campus. The trailhead is on Lake Drive, just off University Blvd. This trail was designed and built by three local mountain bikers in cooperation with the UTT staff in an effort to increase riding options in Tyler. The trail is generally ridden in one direction, with blue blazes on the right side of trail, and some white wooden signs with arrows are also along the trail. The mtb trail does incorporate short sections of the disk golf course throughout. Trail is fast yet twisty and maintains great flow. Several obstacles are located along the trail including jumps, launches, a teeter-totter, balance beam, bridges, and pump sections. Elevation change is moderate, especially for the area, and includes several sets of switchbacks. Hats off to the guys who made this trail, and to UTT for allowing their property to be used in such a beneficial way.

First added by thatonekid2112 on Dec 13, 2010. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Located on the University of Texas - Tyler campus. From downtown Tyler take 69 south and go east on loop 323 then take a right on University blvd. The trail starts off of Lake dr.
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  • bobeeno
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    Fun, but gets reputicious with wash outs and turns confined to a small space (feels like a couple acres). I encountered some people walking their dog off leash. The dog chased after me as they screamed at him. The dog stopped short of my leg. Also, the trail is shared with disc golf. To sum it up, it's a great cardo with the feeling of driving in a busy city for the first time (signs and arrows for trial guidance). Have fun!

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  • Docthomas   ✓ supporter
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    RECENT TRAIL WORK: construction took about 1/3 of trail away. it has since been reworked to almost 4 miles and it's quite good. nice flow.----Good short trail with decent amount of elevation. You need to do it 2 or 3 times to make it a decent ride but it's fun and easy enough for most any level but fast enough to entertain better riders too.

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  • NeverSawBigfoot
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    This trail has potential, but there's just something not quite right. It's all gullies and washouts for one, making short but steep drops and rises. Some are fun, but it gets repetitive after a while. I'm also not sure about the length- so many twists and turns can strain the accuracy of GPS. Overall, a decent alternative to our local trails when you get a little bored. And the traffic is really light.

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  • OldManFixie
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    This trail is crammed into a very small space. As a result, it's nothing but short and steep runs over gullies and washouts. It's a good workout but not very enjoyable. You'd be way better off going to Linsey Park or Faulkner.

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  • wether
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    Great trail. Fast with some moderate climbs. Out of the three trails in Tyler, this is my favorite. It combines characteristics of Tyler State Park and Faulkner.

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