5 miles
Distance
887 ft
Climb
-888 ft
Descent
01:09:49
Avg time

Emma Long MX Park Details

  • Activities
    • Dirtbike
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Year round
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #18347 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Dirtbiking
  • 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.

Disclaimer

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.

More Stats for Emma Long MX Park bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -0 ft
  • Altitude min
    686 ft
  • Altitude max
    837 ft
  • Altitude start
    701 ft
  • Altitude end
    701 ft
  • Grade
    -0.001%
  • Grade max
    -31.304%
  • Grade min
    28.562%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,735 ft
  • Avg time
    01:09:49
  • view trail stats
Status:
on Jun 22, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.2 (10 votes)

view (457)
close
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
ContributeDetails
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to emma-long-mx-park trailhead (30.344146, -97.826520)
      update trails status or condition

      Emma Long MX Park Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jun 22, 2019 @ 12:41pm
      Jun 22, 2019
      Jun 22, 2019 @ 12:40pm
      Jun 22, 2019
      Dry today.
      Apr 14, 2019 @ 7:28am
      Apr 14, 2019
      some puddles but it's running well!
      Oct 20, 2018 @ 9:53pm
      Oct 20, 2018
      As said before, this trail IS very rocky but rideable when wet despite some standing puddles. Be prepared to negotiate rocky ledges both climbing...
      Sep 16, 2018 @ 12:45pm
      Sep 16, 2018
      Wet and muddy in places, but this trail can be ridden wet or dry. A lifesaver of a trail when the rain doesn't let up...
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 5 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 41 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 233 rides
      •  

      Photos

      more »
      4 |
      Dec 22, 2019 @ 11:42am
      Dec 22, 2019
      5 |
      Dec 22, 2019 @ 11:41am
      Dec 22, 2019
      67 |
      May 26, 2019 @ 5:06pm
      May 26, 2019
      68 |
      May 26, 2019 @ 5:05pm
      May 26, 2019

      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.
      [Reply]

      Post a Comment



      You must login to Pinkbike.
      Don't have an account? Sign up

      Join Pinkbike  Login

      Videos

      no videos have been added for Emma Long MX Park yet, add a video.
      • subscribe
      • flag
      • login to download gpx or kml files.