Emma Long Motocross Loop is a 4.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Austin, Texas that features a river and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for mountain biking and off road driving and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 4.4 miles Elevation Gain: 354 feet Route Type: Loop

mountain biking

ohv / off road driving

forest

river

views

no dogs

Signs are posted prohibiting pedestrians. This trail is first a motorcycle trail, then a mountain bike. You aren't supposed to be there on foot. Be careful if you hear a moto coming behind you, and get out of their way. This is a technical trail that is not good for inexperienced riders. Pay attention to the direction as it changes from time to time. No dogs allowed as they would be very unsafe here! The terrain is mostly dry and rocky with a few natural springs. If it hasn't rained in a long time, then there is likely to be a lot of dust so a bandanna may not be a bad idea. There are lots of drops and fast parts. It is a one way trail. May want to go with someone who has ridden the trail previously before you venture off on your own, you will have fun!

mountain biking
rocky
21 days ago

Challenging but a ton of fun

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

Very technical trail. Many of the climbs and step ups are near impossible without a motor and a lot of the drops can catch you off guard if you’re not paying attention. Very fun challenging trail.

hiking
2 months ago

This is not a OHV off road trail. Motorcycles only.

hiking
muddy
off trail
rocky
3 months ago

mountain biking
muddy
off trail
rocky
6 months ago

Definitely a hard trail. Need to have prior experience with mtb before coming out there.

hiking
rocky
washed out
7 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

This is probably a great trail for biking but not great for hiking. There are so many little trails that it’s hard to find your way around and I was worried I was actually in the way of the bikers.

Thu May 30 2019

Sun May 12 2019

This is not a hiking trail!! why include it in your app? it's confusing.

mountain biking
Wed Feb 21 2018

Not for hiking!

mountain biking
Sun Feb 04 2018

Yeah, don’t hike here and don’t bring your dog. This is for off road motorcycles and mountain bikes only. I can’t stress this enough. A very fast and technical trail system. I have been riding this for over 20 years.

Sat Sep 30 2017

got to pay attention to where you're going otherwise you will go off course. excellent sightseeing, dog friendly and always shaded from the Sun. definitely requires hiking shoes if not well footage shoes and some water. well recommended for the more advanced nature Seeker.

mountain biking
Wed Sep 20 2017

Super fun trail. Crank, crank, crank, lean back and huck! Pray for good luck.

mountain biking
Sun Feb 19 2017

This is a tough trail but there's enough easier stuff that it's worth doing even if you have to walk a few technical features. The main source of difficulty are the limestone ledges, up and down. As well as the climbing. Some things to note though... #this trail is first a motorcycle trail, then a mountain bike. You aren't supposed to be there on foot. Sounds strange but that is how the park was formed and grandfathered. So be careful if you hear a moto coming behind you, scoot out of their way. #the balcones canyons preserve people would love to shut this park down to save the Golden Cheeked warbler and black cap vireo and cutting new trial or going off the designated trail will give them the kind of ammunition that they need to do so. So PLEASE stay on the trail and abstain from cutting branches or trees unless you're with an officially sanctioned volunteer work crew.

mountain biking
Sun Jan 22 2017

This trail is decent. It's not challenging unless you go off trail which is extremely easy here. Go off trail here and you'll quickly find triple black diamond jungle stuff on private property. Don't go alone.

mountain biking
Fri Jun 24 2016

Fun

mountain biking
Sat Apr 16 2016

WARNING, THIS TRAILS ARE NOT FOR WALKING! The AllTrails website and smartphone app says that this park is for walking, and it is not. The park has many signs with “no hiking, no dogs” on the trails…it would be too dangerous. Originally, since 1970 this park was for Motorcycles only, and by 1995 it was also open for Mountain Bikes. Not ATVs permitted. Motorcycles and MTB happily ride at the same time and same single track trails. This Park is one of the only two city owned public motorcycle parks in Texas. The trails are the most technical MTB public trail in the area. We, the locals are passionate about this park. On a motorcycle or MTB, please be nice and don’t cut new trails. Thank you! Tomas Pantin

Sat May 16 2015

kickass trail especially if you like getting your butt whooped lol Be prepared mentally and physically, bring plenty of water and be careful when it just finished raining. went out there today and saw several people on dirt bikes and a group of guys on their mountain bike's , so I want alone out there. So if you are out there alone be careful and I urge to bring a helmet. It just rained so it was badass because water was cascading everywhere, needles to say that made things even more interesting and dangerous at the same time. Give dirt bikes the right away if you're on your bicycle, and yes u can hear them coming so you have plenty of time to steer clear. Once again, kick ass ride, kept me on my toes and almost flipped over twice which I'm not proud of lol

mountain biking
Tue Nov 08 2011

This trail is one of the if not the most technical trail in the Austin area for mountain biking. It is a motocross trail first and foremost so you have to yield to those guys. They are the people who maintain the trail and allow us mountain bikers use it so e courteous. We can hear them a long time before they see us. The terrain is mostly dry and rocky with a few natural springs. If it hasn't rained in a long time, then there is likely to be a lot of dust so a bandanna may not be a bad idea. There are lots of drops and fast parts. It is a one way trail. I would suggest you go with someone who has ridden the trail previously before you venture off on your own. I guarantee you will have fun.

mountain biking
6 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

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