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Frick Park Singletrack

 4.1 (15)

10.7 Miles 17.2 Kilometers


95%

Singletrack

1,154' 352 m

Ascent

-1,152' -351 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

1,149' 350 m

High

758' 231 m

Low

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A tour of all of the main singletrack trails in Frick Park.

Jason Lampenrider

Dogs Leashed

Features -none-

Refrain from riding during spring thaw muddy season.

Overview

Frick Park is a tight network of nicely maintained singletrack and fire road trails shared with hikers. Ample and free street and parking lot parking is available at various locations around the park, including the main free parking lot in Lower Frick (access to this parking lot is off Hutchinson St. at Lancaster Ave. in Regent Square).

While the park is not big, you can easily put in a few hours of trail exploration with minimal repetition. More experienced riders could enjoy repeatedly climbing Falls Ravine Trail fire road from Lower Frick parking lot, then choosing from the various singletrack trails back down. Riders enjoying fire roads will have a nice series of loops in the park as well.

This ride highlights all of the singletrack trails, most of them in the best direction while minimizing time spent on gravel trails or repeating sections.

Description

This ride is mapped as starting and ending from the tennis courts parking lot on Braddock Ave in order to minimize the total amount of climbing and repeated sections. Other parking areas or park entrances can also be used with slight modifications to the route.

The ride starts out with a gravel trail warmup on South Clayton Loop on the way to Bradema trail. Bradema trail is a fun, feature filled, mostly downhill trail through a mature forest that is moderately technical. Once at the bottom, the only way to go is back up via Falls Ravine Trail. Continue climbing up Bench Trail, a rooty but not too steep climbing trail on your way to Horse Trough. Horse Trough is generally downhill and starts out a bit narrow and rooty, but once it crosses a gravel trail midway it opens up a bit before ending on Riverview Trail.

Continue down Riverview Trail to the entrance of Homeless Camp, a technical trail through a debris field of broken up concrete. This will bring you to the middle of Iron Gate. Head down Iron Gate and keep an eye out for a small wooden drop on the left. Immediately after this drop, bear left to turn onto Concrete Block trail, another technical but also flowy trail that adds rocks and concrete chunks to the mix.

This will bring you to Firelane Trail Extension; turn right onto Roller Coaster trail. This section of Roller Coaster is fast and flowy with a few log piles and roller jumps to keep things interesting. It ends on Firelane Trail Extension again; climb back up to where you started and turn right on Roller Coaster to finish riding the rest of this trail, through all of the namesake dips. At the end, bear right on Lower Riverview Trail and head back to Bench Trail and climb to the top once more.

This time at the top of Bench Trail, stay right to go up and out to the grassy field and paved trail. Turn right and take the paved trail up to the next paved trail on the left; climb this behind the baseball field and then continue straight into the woods on a narrow ridge. This is the top of Iron Gate, the longest singletrack descent in the park. Expect flowy berms and a few small jumps and drops along the way, and keep right at any singletrack intersections you come across.

From here, take Deer Creek Trail down to Nine Mile Run Trail and take the first singletrack on the right. After about 100 yards, you'll see a wooden boardwalk leading to a row of rocks across the creek; this is the entrance to 276 trail.

276 is a mix of moderately technical and flowy trail with some hard climbs and fast descents and a few wooden features for good measure. Eventually, it ends back at the creek, but this time there is no row of rocks so be prepared to get your feet a bit wet. After crossing the creek and ending up on Nine Mile Run Trail, head left and take the next singletrack you see on the right which is Dinky Bridge trail. There is a short, steep climb between two bridges when heading this direction, but the rest of the trail is mostly level with a few rooty and rocky sections.

From the end of Dinky Bridge at the paved road, take Braddock Trail back to the tennis court parking lot.

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Aug 19, 2018
Jason JW
Frick is in great shape! Lots of good Singletrack. 4mi
Jul 30, 2018
Jason JW
Fun course through Frick!
Jul 29, 2018
Ethan Turner
11.5mi
May 30, 2018
Brandon Peifer
May 19, 2018
Jacob Mangone
May 11, 2018
Ryan Trainor
Jul 18, 2017
KC Klauser
Nothing but FUN!! 12.1mi
Feb 19, 2017
Ben Baum

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Ben Voytko
Pittsburgh, PA
Ben Voytko   Pittsburgh, PA
Reference to Hals Lamp Trail should be changed to Bradema. Aug 8, 2014

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