Frick Park

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.24 out of 5
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Intermediate
15.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 3,300 ft
↓ 2,600 ft
916
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
This is the largest of Pittsburgh's regional parks and is 561 acres. It is located in a populated area. It is known as Pittsburgh's woodland park for its extensive trails through steep valleys and wooded slopes. It has a network of unmarked single track mountain bike trails.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: I'm coming next week. My inlaws house backs up to the park. I went before but just ran and walked. Never seen any riders. Are the trails that I saw with walkers the same trails that we ride on? -Rob Bates

A: Frick park is one of those places that is terribly marked for mountain bikers. its basically gonna be the same trails as the running trails but if your going the wrong way then your gonna have a really bad time. I've been there a few times and still cant find the right flow so I basically gave up on that place until I ride with someone that knows the trials. It is very heavily traveled with runners and dogs (a lot unleashed). Its a little too "city" for me. Great for city dwellers that need to get out of town. but I would recommend North Park over Frick. Its not too far away, Has a lot more fun flowy single track and distance. Not to mention they have a sick downhill trail with cool bridges and drops too! Hope that helped a little.

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Reviews (17)
 

Gramcounter


June 18, 2019
baz0157 Gramcounter  
 
Review: Happy with this park.. Enjoyed the downhills and the technical areas.. I not quite in the shape I used to be, so climbing up some of the hills are difficult.




Gnarly

May 30, 2017
edgar V. Gnarly  
 
Review: great trails systems here!! the bottom side by the river is a great, fast single track. I really like this place I do!!!




Trailblazer

April 16, 2016
 
Review: So much fun! It's amazing how much singletrack there is in such a small area, in the middle of a city no less. You can barely tell that you're in an urban area. The trails are really fun, a mix of everything. There are some steep sections, rocks, roots, rollers, and some extra built-in features and alt lines. Most of the bigger climbs are on doubletrack, with descents on singletrack. I didn't have time to explore the whole park, so I'll definitely be back next time I'm in Pittsburgh!

The only con: I'm not sure if there's a map or not but without one it might get pretty confusing. I was with some locals, which seems to be the way to go if you're not familiar with the park.




Granny Gear

June 30, 2015
 
Review: Miles and miles of fun and/or technical singletrack in the middle of a large city!!!! its set up kinda like a small enduro/dh park with wide gravel paths for the long steep climbs then twisty tight fast down hill trails to rip on. There are no big rocks or jumps so suspension is not required, just bring your reflexes for all the tree dodging. There are areas that are a little more c/x oriented across the stream at the bottom of the park. This is a very popular park with many hikers and dog walkers so please be careful and respectful to everyone.




Gnarly

February 9, 2015
Dave Hunt Gnarly  
 
Review: The best trails within the city limits. Respect it and it will respect you. True east coast bliss. One hell of a workout.

Similar Trail: north park, Hartwood acres, apollo




Gramcounter

October 23, 2014
JeffHoward Gramcounter  
 
Review: Pros: Fast downhills, many handbuilt features, log jumps, slag hill, makes you better at downhill.
Cons: No simple loop, ride all the way up then down for 3/6 trail areas.

Frick is different than PGH's North Park, Hartwood, or Boyce. It makes you good at downhill, and forces you to be more balanced on the bike. You ride all the way up and then all the way down for the main trails. It has lots of log jumps, drop offs, and other hand built features that are challenging. There are essentially three main downhill trails, and then 3 additional areas. Research the crater trail, and 376 trail areas. They are worth the extra effort. A great place to become more technically proficient and get fast on the downhill.




Bunny Hop


October 3, 2014
Bhatman10 Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Definitely a true gem to have such a great park chock fulla trails. Since I was just visiting I did not have lay of the land and how to connect all the trails more seamlessly. That being said I still had a great time exploring and finding new stuff. There is some decent climbing involved and a mix of roots and rocks to keep things interesting. Lots of fun..




Gramcounter

September 3, 2014
lolo77 Gramcounter  
 
Review: Frick is a nice place to ride if you don't want to travel far. You can literally be in town one minute, ride a few miles of trails, and come out of the park in an entirely different neighborhood of Pittsburgh in 15-20 minutes. I would recommend riding longer than this, however. Many of the trails are unmarked so it is tough to navigate if you are new to the park. Not to mention the trails don't connect up to each other like you would like. Oftentimes you have to ride on doubletrack (look out for the dog walkers) to get to a different section of singletrack. There are some pretty solid downhills. And the whole place isn't too difficult. Perfect for beginner to intermediate riders.




Gnarly

May 28, 2014
Dave Hunt Gnarly  
 
Review: Urban Bliss. Find a local for the good stuff.

Similar Trail: North Park




Trailblazer


September 3, 2012
moorhead14 Trailblazer  
 
Review: I was lucky enough to be shown some great trails at Frick and nearby areas. I was especially impressed by the trail called "276". This has a real nice design and a number of challenging obstacles. It definitely is worth going out of your way to ride.

Similar Trail: Hartwood Acres, North Park, Roaring Run, Deer Lakes



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