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Bench Trail

Intermediate
 3.0 (8)

Tree roots galore and singletrack.


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0.4

Miles

0.6

KM

Singletrack

1,105' 337 m

High

969' 295 m

Low

0' 0 m

Up

136' 41 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

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Description

One of Frick Park's shorter singletrack trails. It's mapped as a descent here, but it can be ridden in either direction.

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Jason Lampenrider

Trail Ratings

  3.0 from 8 votes

#18

in Frick Park

#18234

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Trail Rankings

#18

in Frick Park

#761

in Pennsylvania

#18,234

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Twisty singletrack next to edge of hillside requires regular foliage maintenance.
Aug 6, 2019 near Edgewood, PA
Singletrack zig zags between the trees on an off-camber, rooty section next to the fairway. Can be slick at times.
Aug 6, 2019 near Edgewood, PA
This Bench-Horse Trough connector trail goes through the first tee on the former golf course. The Ladies' tee (Suffrage Era) is the flat spot on the left, just outside earshot of Prohibition Era "meetings" by Pittsburgh's whiskey smugglers on the right.
Aug 6, 2019 near Edgewood, PA
Clear shot of the old golf course fairway green (left) with the new growth of woods reclaiming its space and preventing invasive undergrowth (right).
Aug 6, 2019 near Edgewood, PA
This is the newly routed section above the former (until 1963) golf fairway, frequently damp during rainy seasons, because it was originally made to be flat.
Aug 6, 2019 near Edgewood, PA
The entrance near Blue Slide is off the paved trail between the bench and picnic table. Trailhead is marked "Bench" but splits shortly below...
Aug 6, 2019 near Edgewood, PA

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Aug 18, 2020
Kevin Bussing
Apr 4, 2020
Brian Snyder
0.4mi
May 19, 2019
Brian Saghy
Just a little muddy. Has some fun flat/fast bits through the woods.
Jul 20, 2018
Klein VerHill
0.4mi
Apr 30, 2017
Cameron Whitmire
9mi — 1h 57m