5 miles
887 ft
-888 ft
Avg time

Emma Long MX Park Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    One Direction
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    Year round
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
    Drop, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager

Not recommended for beginners or anyone who rides beyond their skills! Emma Long Motocross Park or City Park is known and feared throughout the Austin motorcycling and mountain biking community. If you like technical, this is your trail. Originally developed as motorcycle trails in the 1970’s for trail and trial skills riding. The trail consists of numerous limestone ledges either as short, not too steep, technical climbs or descents. Some descents are very technical with one to two foot ledges sometimes in short succession. Weaving around a cedar strewn hillside, the main loop is about 5 miles and is mostly shaded throughout. The trail dries quickly with the exception of some looser corners where the moto guys think it's necessary to gas it out of the turn leaving a nice sized rut that fills up with water and thus widens the trail by others trying to avoid the mud hole. Best trail in the Austin area and if you time it right - just before sun rise or sun set - the trail is all yours!

The main loop in one direction (counterclockwise) from the trail head/parking lot. It is an active motocross park, so bikes must always yield to motorcycles, however, they are easy to hear coming so you can get out of the way.


Part of the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve and an endangered Golden-Cheeked Warbler habitat. Creating new trails or venturing off existing trails is NOT permitted. If you can not ride something, dismount and walk, but stay on the existing trail.

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More Stats for Emma Long MX Park mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -0 ft
  • Altitude min
    686 ft
  • Altitude max
    837 ft
  • Altitude start
    701 ft
  • Altitude end
    701 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,735 ft
  • Avg time
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on Aug 4, 2017
Avg: 4.15 (8 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to emma-long-mx-park trailhead (30.344146, -97.826520)
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Emma Long MX Park Trail Reports

Aug 4, 2017 @ 3:47pm
Aug 4, 2017
Lower parts of trail near beginning are wet with mud and some puddles from rain earlier. Otherwise, 90% of trail is dry.
Apr 30, 2017 @ 7:03pm
Apr 30, 2017
Apr 30, 2017 @ 7:03pm
Apr 30, 2017
Great ride, very rocky has some nice drops. Hard technical climbs, but best trail I've ridden so far.
Mar 19, 2016 @ 11:22am
Mar 19, 2016
This trail is all rock and rideable when wet
Dec 5, 2014 @ 7:23pm
Dec 5, 2014
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1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag spenceratx (Jul 13, 2016 at 9:21)
 the epitome of austin riding. This trail will put the hurt on any rider. Best place to ride when it's wet.

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