Photo Courtesy of Chris Myers
JAMES LONG PARK
JAMES LONG PARK
This trail system currently consists of about 4 miles of both single and double track trail tucked into the woods behind the sports fields at James S. Long Park and has multiple entrance/exit points.
The trails run above, around and in some places crosses the 2 streams that encompass the park and converge at the end to become Catharpin Creek. Many trails include short and steep climbs and downhills between the ridges and the creekbeds, giving it a unique feel for the area. The rocky terrain makes it drain well, so it can be ridden soon after rain.
Future plans for this park include several more miles of trail which will take advantage of the rocky and undulating terrain. Plans also include connecting to the Catharpin Creek Greenway which will connect Long Park to Silver Lake Regional Park (which has its own 4+ miles of trails) creating 12 miles of connected trails between the two parks and the existing Greenway. Future plans for the Greenway include expansion to connect to Conway Robinson State Forest; which when done would give riders over 25 miles of connected trails.
This park has a lot of potential for more great trails, and will continue to be built out pending funding and volunteers.
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The trails at James Long Park are suitable for riders of all abilities but include sections more suitable for intermediate to advanced riders. MORE subscribes to IMBA's trail difficulty ratings
MORE Volunteers have donated 75 hours of their time to help build and maintain the trails at James Long Park in 2022 to date.