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Emma Long Motocross Park: Main Loop

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Don't let the name City Park fool you... Emma Long Motocross Park is not for the faint-hearted.


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Map Key

5.7

Miles

9.1

KM

100%

Singletrack

841' 256 m

High

682' 208 m

Low

529' 161 m

Up

529' 161 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs No Dogs

E-Bikes Allowed

Motos and bikes only. No walking/hiking/dogs.

Overview

Ledges. This place is known for its advanced terrain that is full of ledges to challenge your technical climbing and descending skills.

It is a motocross park, so bikes must yield to motos when present. Most weekends, the bikers far outnumber the motos and they are easy to hear coming.

Need to Know

• Emma Long Motocross park is a moto-first course, so yield to them. Follow the Main Loop signage if you're unfamiliar with the trail as many of the side trails are not authorized.
• The direction of the course changes every few years and is currently running counter-clockwise.

Description

Blood, sweat, tears, and broken bike parts.

Not what some of you want to read about a "city park." Fortunately or, unfortunately, depending on your need for gnar, Emma Long Motocross Park is just that. A motocross park that bikers are able to enjoy as well. Just be prepared to tackle some of the most technical, ledge filled terrain you've likely ever encountered. Motos and years of use have created wide, multiple line ledge areas where many will be walking it up or down if they don't want to be another victim of Emma.

History & Background

The park was formed in 1970 when the City of Austin allowed a group of volunteers to create an off road motorcycle park on the steep and rocky northern edge of Emma Long Park.

Contacts

Shared By:

Cooper Sellers

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 46 votes

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  4.4 from 46 votes
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Photos

Trials pro Jeff Lenosky making his way through the technical features at Emma Long Motocross PArk.
Sep 1, 2016 near Lost Creek, TX
I love me some City Park! I've been riding it for years and it still both humbles me and brings a smile to my face.
Mar 2, 2017 near Lost Creek, TX
Affectionately known as "The Triple Bitch", this is a spot to get the camera out when riding the loop in the clockwise direction
Apr 7, 2013 near Lost Creek, TX
City Park can be super technical.  Lots of drops and ledges to navitate.
Jun 20, 2017 near Lost Creek, TX
If it's not rock, it's roots. Occasionally you'll find dirt!
Apr 7, 2013 near Lost Creek, TX
Highlights of the main loop at Emma Long Motocross Park...
Sep 2, 2015 near Lost Creek, TX

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Oct 25, 2020
Greg Costanzo Jr
1h 30m
Dec 21, 2019
Daniel Borders
Jul 19, 2019
Daniel Borders
Jan 29, 2019
Austin Maulding
2.1mi
Dec 23, 2018
Stephanie Gibson
Dec 15, 2018
Paul Foster
Toughest trail I’ve ever biked!!
Oct 5, 2018
Vandal Novacek
Jul 8, 2018
Ruben Arriaga
5.8mi