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Iron Gate

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Length


1.0 Miles 1.6 Kilometers


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Ascent

-352' -107 m

Descent

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

15%

Max Grade (8°)

1,145' 349 m

High

793' 242 m

Low

Shared By Kevin Ketchman

Conditions


Bad / Closed 13 days ago
Some Mud, Icy: Trail is very muddy and soft and easily damaged from use. History

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A challenging ascent, especially after rain or snowfalls.

Kevin Ketchman

Dogs Unknown

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Description

Iron Gate is an awesome trail, offering a challenge to Pittsburgh'ers whom don't have much trail climbs within the city limits.

Starting from the end of Fire Lane, enter the trail staying left at the first two forks. You'll know you are on the correct path when you come to a 10' long wooden bridge. Be careful at this bridge. It tends to dip 1-2' in the middle, giving a little springboard launch as you cross over.

From this point on there are no major intersecting trails other than Concrete Block, which is easy enough to miss. At the end of the trail you'll be standing above a baseball field, and what might be the highest point in Frick Park.

With 350' of climb in under a mile, this trail tests conditioning. For extra "fun" hit it up in winter when snow and ice have formed.

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Jul 12, 2018
Nathan Shaulis
Dec 30, 2016
Dave Barton
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Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 4 votes

#1

in Frick Park

#4731

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  4.5 from 4 votes
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#1

in Frick Park

#96

in Pennsylvania

#4,731

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