Emma Long Motocross Park: Main Loop

 25 votes

5.7 Miles 9.1 Kilometers



529' 161 m


-529' -161 m


841' 256 m


682' 208 m



Avg Grade (2°)


Max Grade (7°)

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43 days agoUpdate

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

Cooper Sellers


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.
Features: eMTB allowed
Dogs: No Dogs

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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Chris Beveridge
Awesome trails! Glad it's so close to Houston!! 5.9mi
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bailed at ems road 2. may have taken bypass at start, dunno this trail kicked my pass.
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I only did small part at the end. 4mi

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Thinking about riding Emma, just wondering HOW BUSY the motorcycle traffic gets especially on a weekend. I MTB to get away from combustion engines not try and ride along with them. Haven't seen a post in some time so hopefully a friendly local will see this and hook me up with the 411? I love the TECH so hoping it's still good to go....??? Apr 30, 2015

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

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