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Frick Park

Average Rating:    (3.7 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 27

A pretty good place for right in the middle of a city. Moderately technical singeltrack with lots of pulse-pounding descents. Good singletrack can be found throughout the park. Follow the paved path at the playgrounds off of Beechwood Boulevard back toward the soccer field and watch out for all the dogs. Trailheads to several descents can be found at the far end of the soccer field. Pick any trail and it will lead you downhill. At the very bottom follow the park road to the left and climb back up the Ravine(?) Trail toward the top again. This park may not be the safest place to ride at night.
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Latitude
40.43166096723546
Longitude
-79.90013122558594
Trail Directions
Enter Park trail system at the environmental center off of Beechwood Boulevard or the playgrounds further up Beechwood
Trail Length
miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Pittsburgh
   


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Review Date
April 25, 2013

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: laxap ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
As of 2013, Frick Park mountain biking has evolved into first-rate riding. Find a local to guide you via the PORC forum, because you won't find the goods without one.



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Review Date
March 28, 2012

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Zach Pitcher ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Great downhill for the area, especially considering it's right in the middle of the city. I haven't ridden there since 2009 but it's a great trail network for some technical, fast downhill.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Hartwood Acres, South Park



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Review Date
June 26, 2010

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: mccartney7499 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I love these trails! and not just because they are 10 minutes from my house. If you like climbing this is a great place because it almost all up and down. The park also contains several long singletrack descents some with various man made stunts and ramps. If there's a downside to this park it's all the off leash pets roaming around. Most are well behaved though, and they tend to stick to the main paths and not the singletracks so it's not too big of an issue.

Recommended Route:
I'm still learning the trail network and their names, but this is what I like doing so far. Start at lower parking lot on Edgewood side of the park. Climb up Falls Ravine trail to Nature Trail. Follow Nature trail until singletrack appears on right. Follow singletrack down and around hill until it dumps you back out on the main trail. Get on Biddle Trail and climb up to South Clayton. Follow South Clayton around back to 5 way intersection at Fall Ravine. Climb up singletrack that will be on your right that climbs up Riverview hill to the Fitness trail. When you get up to the fitness trail make a right and go to behind the baseball fields. Hop on singletrack(Iron Grate?) and enjoy the ride down to the bottom. Turn left when you get back out to the main trail then another left onto firelane extension trail. make another left and climb up lower riverview until you see singletrack cutting off to your right. Go down this until you hit the main trail. At this point you can either return to your car, or head back up falls ravine to repeat this short but intense loop.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Boyce Park



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Review Date
August 31, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: VWMTBScott ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I ride in the park at least three times a week. I moved to Pittsburgh about a year and ten months ago, and had heard so much about Frick Park. Now I am lucky to have the park in my back yard. It is my sanctuary.

Please be wary of dog owners and their animals. There is a gross disobedience of the leash law in the park and I have had a number of encounters with these people. They are arrogant and think they own the park.

If you can't climb hills, don't even bother, because you are either going up or down in the park. It's the kind of trail riding I've always wanted. Some single track, some technical, fast downhills, and lung busting hill climbs.

Recommended Route:
The park can be accessed from many areas. There are access points at Kensington Street, Forbes and Braddock Aves, Reynolds Street, Beechwood Blvd and at the entrance to the Center for Creative Play on South Braddock near the on ramp to I 376. All main trails are marked. Tons of unmarked trails show up everywhere.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Boyce Park
North Park



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Review Date
July 29, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Gears ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
You can't beat having this good of trails this close to downtown. The single track is killer and the climb back up to the top is not really that bad (the new crushed stone kind of sucks). Pick a trail that cuts across the hill for longer decents or bomb straight down from the top and hold on tight! Great obsticles all over the place if you know where to find them.

Recommended Route:
Start at either the Nature center or the Beachwood baseball field and look for trails cutting into the woods. Ride down on the single track so you don't piss off the hikers. Use the main marked trails to climb back up.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Riverview park, Boyce, Hartwood, Moraine



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