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A Loop

Intermediate
 4.6 (7)

A moderately difficult loop in the southwest corner of the park.


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Map Key

2.3

Miles

3.7

KM

Singletrack

593' 181 m

High

504' 154 m

Low

171' 52 m

Up

173' 53 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Check with Tyler State Park for weather or event closures on this multi-use trail. Bicycles should ride in a clockwise direction.

Description

A Loop begins at the trailhead on the Blackjack campground road. Upon entering the trailhead, a faded rock marker indicates A Loop beginning to the right. Note that EZ Loop begins to the left, and returns on the middle trail.

A Loop descends gentle switchbacks for about 0.5 miles before leveling off. Don't miss the rock jump about 0.3 miles along! Some small root-steps will check your speed as the trail levels and flows along pleasantly. Another series of wide switchbacks ascends gradually to a left turn built with a small retaining wall before the trail heads over some iron rocks to a plateau with an old balance beam. To the right, beyond the beam is an emergency exit trail, to the Blackjack campground if needed.

Continue over a loose rock section before another descent on wide flowing switchbacks including a few root and rock sections. Cross a small bridge and prepare for a larger root step-down into a turn, before some fun, flowy trail interrupted by one rooty dip to a low usually-dry crossing.

Once beyond that crossing, the trail flows with only minor elevation changes until reaching the intersection with B Loop. At the intersection, turn right to return to the Blackjack campground road directly across from the trailhead, or turn left to continue on B Loop.

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Shared By:

Lynnette Wood

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  4.6 from 7 votes

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  4.6 from 7 votes
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