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Shaded Sidewalk at Rose Rudman Trail

The Tyler Parks and Recreation Department is committed to providing beautiful parks, trails and leisure activities to residents. The City of Tyler features more than 50 miles of trails for walking, running and biking throughout the City, as well as disc golf courses and much more. Our goal is to encourage a fit city, and the trails are just one of the many resources available to residents and visitors. 

 

All City of Tyler parks and trails are currently open during regular hours. We will continue to evaluate the situation daily and make changes as necessary. When visiting the parks and trails, please follow all current local, state and federal guidelines relating to Coronavirus (COVID-19) including, but not limited to, social distancing, gathering limitations, and hand washing. 

Trail Hours

All city trails are open daily from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Trail Safety and Etiquette

Check out our trail safety and etiquette page for important information about staying safe on the trails, and how to have a good experience while traveling on the trails.

Ride the Four Pedals

Find out more about the Tyler Ride the Four Pedals Program and how you can win a free decal!

Trails Directory

To learn more about each trail, please click on the trail name below.

Hours 

Open daily from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Directions

The trail begins off of W. Cumberland near Faulkner Park across from Cherryhill Drive with a trail head located at the entrance to Three Lakes Parkway off of Old Jacksonville Highway, south of FRESH by Brookshires. Following the trail from this point southwest will lead you past Toll 49 towards Flint.

2.5 Mile Sign on Legacy Trail          Legacy Trail Lady Running with Stroller          Legacy Trail 2 People Running

About

Legacy Trail, officially opened in July 2019, is the newest trail to the City of Tyler. The 4.5 mile trail. The 10 foot wide concrete trail runs on the eastern and western sides of Old Jacksonville Highway; running Toll 49 and continuing toward Flint. The trail is situated on the Old Cotton Belt train route which was instrumental in the growth of East Texas. Future plans for this trail include a possible extension northward to the South Tyler Trails linking Rose Rudman Recreational Trail.

Route Plan for Legacy Trail

Tyler Legacy Trails


Plans for the Tyler Legacy Trail Project

Tyler's city leaders and area trails supporters have worked for years, along with TxDOT, to secure funding for an expanded regional biking and hiking trail system.

On July 12, 2016, the City of Tyler's half-cent sales tax board approved items related to a new Legacy Trails project, which would extend the city’s trail system to Gresham. Clearing of the overgrown right-of-way for the trails phase to Gresham began in January of 2018.

Today, in 2019, Phase I of Legacy Trails is open, starting at Three Lakes Parkway near FRESH by Brookshires, and proceeding south to Gresham, using sections of the old Cotton Belt railroad route along with city-owned right-of-way and utility easements along Old Jacksonville Highway. 

The City of Tyler officially opened the trail at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 22, 2019.

Another phase involves a trail from Three Lakes Parkway to the southeast, along Dueling Oaks, connecting with the new West Cumberland Road, allowing trail bikers and hikers to reach the Faulkner Park trails.

Future phases will also include the extension of the 10 foot-wide concrete trail from Three Lakes Parkway northward to the trail along West Grande Boulevard.

Tyler Legacy Trails


Plans for the Tyler Legacy Trail Project

Tyler's city leaders and area trails supporters have worked for years, along with TxDOT, to secure funding for an expanded regional biking and hiking trail system.

On July 12, 2016, the City of Tyler's half-cent sales tax board approved items related to a new Legacy Trails project, which would extend the city’s trail system to Gresham. Clearing of the overgrown right-of-way for the trails phase to Gresham began in January of 2018.

Today, in 2019, Phase I of Legacy Trails is open, starting at Three Lakes Parkway near FRESH by Brookshires, and proceeding south to Gresham, using sections of the old Cotton Belt railroad route along with city-owned right-of-way and utility easements along Old Jacksonville Highway. 

The City of Tyler officially opened the trail at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 22, 2019.

Another phase involves a trail from Three Lakes Parkway to the southeast, along Dueling Oaks, connecting with the new West Cumberland Road, allowing trail bikers and hikers to reach the Faulkner Park trails.

Future phases will also include the extension of the 10 foot-wide concrete trail from Three Lakes Parkway northward to the trail along West Grande Boulevard.

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