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City Park Motocross Trail

Average Rating:    (4.5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 105

The best technical trail in Austin. Scary dropoffs and nice downhills.
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Latitude
30.339694848974247
Longitude
-97.8387451171875
Trail Directions
Take 2222 West until you get to City Park Road. Take a left and head towards Emma Long Park. You will see a sign for the motocross trail on your left. Take that road down for about 2 miles and the trail head will be on your left.
Trail Length
~7 miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Austin
   


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Review Date
November 13, 2010

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: aksoul ,  Racer

Summary:
I've ridden Alaska trails my whole life so in a way I'm spoiled. I moved here and didn't expect much for technical terrain. Well, this almost all technical and tight. Don't expect scenerey or long fast windy, rolly sections...like previous posters said, this is a bunch of technical sections connected by a few smooth spots. The technical sections are ledgy drop-off style and the whole area is a tight enclosed wooded area. I didn't go in from the main entrance and wandered all over the place, which was cool because I found I lot of fun sections, but I got pretty lost...like I said it's all enclosed wooded area but I had to rely on my GPS to get back. Yup, you can break your collar bone or hit a tree all over the place. don't go by yourself like I did and definitely wear a helmet! The rocks are loose and it's very much a plan your line, stay committed, and go fast to get up the ledges. Almost every tough section has a no-thanks easier route on the outside.

Recommended Route:
bring a GPS or someone who knows the trails. there's arent trail markings to let you know your location.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
walnut creek is the only other trail I've tried and it's someplace to go pedal but not really interesting.



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Review Date
March 9, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: rd1034 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I ride this trail every weekend and I'm never disappointed, and I'm never bored. The minute you get bored with this trail is the minute it bites you in the ass. Three feet drops are common, and watch out for the sharp broken cedar tree limbs that have the ability to impale arms and legs if you clip a tree. For a beginner I would recommend conquering Barton Creek Greenbelt before tackling this beast, but in order to hold any water while talking about mtbing in Austin you'll eventually have to ride this course. By far the most aerobic, intense and rewarding trail in central texas.

Recommended Route:
Which ever gets you out alive.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
None compare, but the Barton Creek Greenbelt "Hill of Life" will give you a run for your money.



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Review Date
February 7, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: sooner518 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Just moved to Dallas from Colorado and have been aching for some technical fun in Texas. Rode Emma Long yesterday and it scratched me right where I itch. Lots and lots of technical sections, lots of rocks, lots of ledges and stepdowns, all interconnected with smooth single track. I rode alone and without health insurance, so I'll admit, there were a few places I walked down rather than risk an injury. Most of the technical sections give you lots of options for lines you can take ranging from easier to more difficult.

I didnt find it terribly challenging aerobically speaking. Maybe part of that is when you have to dismount to get up a rocky section every 5 minuites, that kind of serves as a break.

My only major complaint was I had no idea where the hell I was going and the trail markings are pretty pathetic. There was apparently a race going on the day after I rode it, so there were signs, tape, and markings everywhere. None of them made sense to me, especially in the beginning when I found myself riding an extremely rocky creekbed with no semblance of a main trail, just what appeared to be offshots every 20 feet. After riding around for 20 minutes or so, I found what appeared to be a trail and just kept going. I went in circles for about 30 minutes but somehow found ym way onto the trail and somehow finished the loop. I had so much fun, I did it again!

I'd love to do it again with 1) someone who knows the trail 2)health insurance 3) a longer travel bike than my 4 inch Superlight.

Recommended Route:
No freaking clue. I tried following the small black and white signs that said "Main Loop" and had moderate success.



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Review Date
February 5, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: John Daetwyler ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Technically challenging, aerobically stressing, smile generating trail. Back in the day, I used to ride this on my full rigid single speed Spot, I would somehow manage to do just about everything out there. On the best of days I would ride down to ski shores, fill my jersey pocket with french fries and peddle back to CP for another lap. Now I enjoy it a lot more with five inches of travel in the front and back. Great drops, fast descents and curvy single track make this one of the must fun rides in Texas. I have lost more blood, gotten more stitches because of, broken more parts and gotten more flats on this trail than all others I have ridden combined. But, crazy as this sounds, this is the one trail I still get the giddy feeling every time I hop on my bike in the parking lot.

I would not recommend this trail to newbies, but eventually you need to get this one under your belt before you can say you have really mountain biked in Austin.



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Review Date
May 21, 2007

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: mccartney7499 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Ha...when I first moved here I avoided this trail for months because of it's reputation. It does have some good technical sections including some really big and steep ledges that I'll probably never be able to get up (and I'd really like to see ANYBODY make it up some of them), but it's really a series of short "stunts" that are connected by mostly smooth buffed singletrack. It's not on the same level of say...Plantation Trail in Davis,WV...or even Noble Canyon in San Diego. It is a good, if short, challenging trail. Especially for being smack dab in the middle of Texas.

Recommended Route:
clockwise

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Barton Creek Greenbelt, Muleshoe, Walnut Creek, Lake Georgetown



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