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Lower Riverview Trail

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Trail

0.7 mile 1.1 kilometer point to point
Doubletrack
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 79' 24 m
Descent: -23' -7 m
High: 1,016' 310 m
Low: 960' 293 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)

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Trail shared by Ben Voytko

Short lower section of Riverview Trail.

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Description

Lower Section of Riverview Trail which connects to Firelane Trail Extension to access Lower Frick Park. This is a mixed use trail and is smooth, fast, and wide. Use caution on the bridges on this trail as they become very slick when wet. Keep a look out for hikers and dog walkers as they tend to frequent this trail.

The Firelane Trail Extension and Lower Riverview Trail can be combined as a good way to climb up to trailheads for Bradema and Roller Coaster instead of using the central Falls Ravine Trail, which is a steeper climb.

To get to Iron Gate, climb up Bench Trail from the intersection of Lower Riverview Trail, Bench Trail, and Nature Trail.

Watch for crossings of Roller Coaster trail along this trail.

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#11

in Frick Park

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in Frick Park

#438

in Pennsylvania

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South end of Horse Trough Trail has no signage, but starts just above the Lower Riverview sign, next to the two trees bathing in the sun.
Aug 6, 2019 near Edgewood, PA
Crossing Golf Course pond outflow creek. Beautiful bridge built by volunteer singletrack stewards and donations from Trail Pittsburgh. Railings are canted out to prevent handlebar overlap. Photo looks towards Riverview Extension Trail.
Aug 6, 2019 near Edgewood, PA
Black raspberry (Rubus Occidentalis) bushes have thorns and bluish-white stems which are red if scratched.  Not Poison Ivy, although leaf shapes are somewhat similar.  It should be noted that City of Pgh uses TorDon for seasonal herbicide = not food-safe.
Aug 6, 2019 near Edgewood, PA
Mile-a-minute weed (Persicaria perfoliata) is a vigorous, barbed vine that smothers other herbaceous plants, shrubs and even trees by growing over them.
Aug 6, 2019 near Edgewood, PA
Hercules Club aka Devil's Walking Stick.  Don't try to lean on one of these. This one is about 2" in diameter, and also has spikes sticking up between its opposite leaves.  This plant is kind of a jerk.
Aug 6, 2019 near Edgewood, PA
The Horse Trough can be easily missed due to foliage overgrowth. It is at the boundary of a former golf course bridle trail (until 1963), and the location where evidence was found in an August 15, 1979 crime before the development of public-access trails.
Aug 6, 2019 near Edgewood, PA

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