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 4.6 (20)

A challenging "East Coast" style singletrack trail right in the heart of the city.


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Map Key

1.3

Miles

2.1

KM

Singletrack

851' 259 m

High

764' 233 m

Low

161' 49 m

Up

144' 44 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Features Drops/Jumps

Description

The two closest parking options for access to this trail are off of Forward Ave coming down from Beechwood Blvd there is a small lot just past the curve that contains the Irish Center of Pittsburgh, or taking Braddock Ave in Edgewood to Hutchinson and turning at Lancaster. Following Lancaster down the hill will get you to Frick's lower parking lot area.

To get to the trail you'll need to find your way to Nine Mile Run which is the creek that runs through the park. There is a singletrack that runs along the creek, and a green bench and wooden platform at the entrance to the trail where you'll need to ride or walk your bike across the creek.

The trail begins with a steady climb up to the fence line that separates the park from the Parkway (aka 376). From here the trail drops back down almost to creek level with a series of fun obstacles. Another climb up to close to the fence line rewards you with another challenging descent. From here the trail rollercoasters along until finally dumping you off back at the creek upstream of where you entered.

Contacts

Shared By:

Jason McCartney with improvements by Ryan Sprake and 1 other

Trail Ratings

  4.6 from 20 votes

#2

in Frick Park

#545

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  4.6 from 20 votes
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Trail Rankings

#2

in Frick Park

#10

in Pennsylvania

#545

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Nine mile run to 276 Stream Crossing
Jun 11, 2014 near Swissvale, PA
Steep between-a-tree-trunk A-Frame
Jun 8, 2020 near Swissvale, PA
Example of one of the many trail features.
Oct 14, 2015 near Swissvale, PA

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Nov 8, 2020
Kevin Bussing
Sep 17, 2020
ASHLEY ISIMINGER
5mi
Jun 14, 2020
Klein VerHill
1.3mi
Jun 9, 2020
Klein VerHill
Solid OTB going over the wooden up-and-over-bridge mid way through.
Jun 6, 2020
Klein VerHill
First time cleaning the A-Frame between the tree trunks
Jun 2, 2020
Klein VerHill
Beautiful evening ride 1.3mi
May 27, 2020
John Wray
First time on the trail. Crashed going off the plank. So much fun! 1.3mi — 5h 00m
Apr 4, 2020
Klein VerHill
First time riding this East Coast-style gem! Can't wait to ride again. 1.3mi