Emma Long Motocross Park

Emma Long Metropolitan Park, Texas

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Emma Long Motocross Park is a trail in Austin, Texas. It is within Emma Long Metropolitan Park. It is 5.4 miles long and begins at 828 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 30 feet. Along the trail there are restrooms and parking.
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Emma Long Motocross Park is a trail in Austin, Texas. It is within Emma Long Metropolitan Park. It is 5.4 miles long and begins at 828 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 30 feet. Along the trail there are restrooms and parking.
Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Emma Long Metropolitan Park
Distance: 5.4
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trailhead Elevation: 828 feet
Top Elevation: 858 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Driving Directions: Directions to Emma Long Motocross Park
Parks: Emma Long Metropolitan Park
Elevation Min/Max: 828/858 ft
Elevation Start/End: 828/858 ft
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Turkey Creek is the hike for creek lovers and dog lovers. Dogs love to splash in the water as the creek is crossed no less than fourteen times. A number of clear pools along the banks offer more splashing opportunities. A variety of vegetation, including cedar, cedar elm, live oak, and mountain laurel, lines the creek bed.

This is one of only a few trails in the Austin area that allow dogs to be off-leash. The upside is that the dogs, and sometimes their owners, enjoy uninhibited splashing in the creek; the downside is that the opportunity to see wildlife,
other than birds, is rare. Several signs warn hikers to stay on the marked trail, since the area furnishes habitat for the endangered golden-cheeked warbler.

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Emma Long Metropolitan Park, on the shore of Lake Austin, has camping, picnic areas, two boat ramps, a fishing pier, swimming beach, restrooms, and showers. There are restrooms and water fountains in the main park (the entrance booth is another half mile down the road from the trailhead), which has an entrance fee, and dogs must be on leash.

There is no entrance fee at the trailhead, but there are no services, either. This trail is just minutes from the heart of the city, but once you leave the parking area, that is easy to forget. The only sounds you and your dog will hear are the gurgling of Turkey Creek, the breeze through the trees, and birdsong—along with the occasional splashing of a pup who cannot resist a quick swim in the clear water, which flows year-round.

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Best Easy Day Hikes: Austin

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Turkey Creek is the hike for creek lovers and dog lovers. Dogs who love to splash in the water get ample opportunity, as the creek is crossed no fewer than fourteen times.

A variety of vegetation, including cedar, cedar elm, live oak, and mountain laurel, lines the creek bed. Follow a modest ascent from the creek, leaving the valley, to the top of the bluff, and break into the open sky at the canyon rim.

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7/10/2009
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Great hike very close to Austin. Began just outside park (no fee). Easy hike w easy incline to top. No water in creek at this time. Nicely shaded well managed trails until open at summit. 3.5 hours out and back with some off shoot trail exploring.



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