2,379 ft
Distance
20 ft
Climb
-79 ft
Descent
00:03:20
Avg time

Concrete Block Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Frick Park
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Jump, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #56019 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 70 in Trail Running
    • 90 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    City of Pittsburgh

Concrete Block is a technical singletrack trail connecting Firelane Trail Extension and the lower section of Iron Gate, named for several sections of concrete rubble embedded in the trail. You can enter the trail from the Iron Gate side between the bridge drop and the clay pipe, and you'll cross over a narrow bridge above the creek. The other end of the trail can be accessed from the west side of Firelane Trail Extension just a few feet uphill from the Roller Coaster crossing.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Concrete Block bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -60 ft
  • Altitude min
    923 ft
  • Altitude max
    983 ft
  • Altitude start
    983 ft
  • Altitude end
    922 ft
  • Grade
    -2.5%
  • Grade max
    -23.2%
  • Grade min
    5.7%
  • Distance climb
    446 ft
  • Distance down
    1,552 ft
  • Distance flat
    377 ft
  • Avg time
    00:03:20
  • Avg reverse time
    00:05:11
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Status:
on Mar 18, 2021
Variable
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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ATV/ORV/OHV Filter
Max Vehicle Width
inches

Radar Time
LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Concrete Block Trail Reports

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      Mar 18, 2021 @ 7:51am
      Mar 18, 2021
      reporter Spring conditions - allow at least a day to dry out after rain or freeze/thaw events, but generally good if it's been sunny for a couple days.
      Mar 13, 2021 @ 8:08am
      Mar 13, 2021
      Jan 10, 2021 @ 9:09am
      Jan 10, 2021
      reporter The winter freeze / thaw cycles make for muddy trails. Closed unless frozen. Early morning is usually best chance of frozen ground if below 30 deg...
      Oct 18, 2020 @ 1:26pm
      Oct 18, 2020
      Sep 25, 2020 @ 2:00pm
      Sep 25, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 14 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 137 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 807 rides
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      Photos

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      98 |
      May 4, 2018 @ 6:32am
      May 4, 2018

      Routes with this trail

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      Ryan's Route
      4 miles

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