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Purple Loop

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.0 (4)

A complete loop of purple blazed trail and Hartwood's longest loop trail.


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Map Key

2.1

Miles

3.3

KM

Singletrack

1,282' 391 m

High

1,153' 351 m

Low

218' 66 m

Up

217' 66 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Open year round, the park closes at dusk

Description

The Purple Loop is rolling, so riders will enjoy both lots of climbing, and lots of descending.

Begin at East Parking Lot, and start out in either direction. Because this one has ups and downs, it can be ridden either direction. The more popular route takes you clockwise, which gives a fantastic zig-zagging descent at the southwest tip of the loop.

There are plenty of side trails that divert off of this one, so feel free to explore them! This is a very playful area of the park

Contacts

Local Club: Trail Pittsburgh

Oct 11, 2021: 2021 Photo Contest

Sep 24, 2021: Donate for Frick Park!

Oct 5, 2020: 2020 Fall Fundraising Campaign

Land Manager: Allegheny County, PA

Shared By:

Scott Weston

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  4.0 from 4 votes

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Overlooking the landscape from the Purple Loop.
Jun 12, 2017 near Allison…, PA
Looking in at the top of the Zig Zag #12 trail.
Jun 12, 2017 near Allison…, PA

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Jun 22, 2021
T Burns
Jun 8, 2020
Klein VerHill
Did a series of loops on the purple loop then linked up w/ orange loop. Fun mix of flowy, techy, narrower trails. Great conditions. 2mi
Jun 6, 2020
Klein VerHill
2mi
Jun 2, 2019
Brian Saghy