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Emma Long Motocross Park: Main Loop

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5.7 Miles 9.1 Kilometers



529' 161 m


-529' -161 m



Avg Grade (2°)


Max Grade (7°)

841' 256 m


682' 208 m


Shared By Cooper Sellers


All Clear 5 days ago
Mostly Dry - One little mud patch, but the rest is flyyyyyy History

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

Cooper Sellers

Dogs No Dogs

Features eMTB allowed

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


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.


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.


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Jan 29, 2019
Austin Maulding
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
Jun 27, 2018
Ben Jacob
May 29, 2018
Brett Hebert
Apr 10, 2018
Jon Lawson
Tough trail. Work to do. 5.2mi

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not busy at all. i ride here quite often (almost always on Saturday mornings) and i probably have a moto pass me on a trail one time every 5 or 6 rides, if that. its a total non issue May 4, 2015
Fantastic little trail. I had an afternoon to kill while in Austin for a conference. I went to a downtown bike shop, grabbed a rental hardtail and threw it in the back of the car. I had the whole place to myself all afternoon. I could probably have done with a more capable bike but I made it down most of the features. I'm from California, so tough to please, but this trail ticked all the boxes. May 25, 2017
Best workout gym in Austin. Great when you are into nasty and rocky. Not the right option for beginners on hardtails. Jan 24, 2018

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