4,955 ft
Distance
45 ft
Climb
-420 ft
Descent
00:06:03
Avg time

Iron Gate Details

  • Riding Area
    Frick Park
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • AKA
    Iron Grate
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, DJ, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    April-October; Winter when frozen
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Skinny
  • Global Ranking
    #30549 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Iron Gate is a mostly downhill fast and flowy trail. The upper section was recently rebuilt to add more flow and improve sustainability. There is a small wooden drop followed by a short climb in the middle, after which the trail gets a bit more technical and rooty. The trail ends by crossing a narrow wooden bridge over a small creek.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Iron Gate bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -375 ft
  • Altitude min
    783 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,162 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,158 ft
  • Altitude end
    783 ft
  • Grade
    -7.576%
  • Grade max
    -30.349%
  • Grade min
    8.915%
  • Distance climb
    879 ft
  • Distance down
    3,664 ft
  • Distance flat
    412 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:03
  • Avg reverse time
    00:02:28
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Status:
on Mar 23, 2019
Dry
Avg: 3.8 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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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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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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

  • 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
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      Iron Gate Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Mar 23, 2019 @ 2:31pm
      2 days
      Trail was dry and easy to ride.
      Mar 20, 2019 @ 6:12pm
      Mar 20, 2019
      Mar 18, 2019 @ 7:16pm
      Mar 18, 2019
      reporter
      Minor Water drainage issue, a few wet seeping areas remain but most of the trail is dry and solid.
      Jan 6, 2019 @ 4:43am
      Jan 6, 2019
      reporter Extremely wet and soft. Trail damage occurring from use. Closed until if / when the ground freezes or dries out.
      Nov 21, 2018 @ 6:08pm
      Nov 21, 2018
      reporter It's that time of year again where the trails are very muddy unless they are frozen. Please refrain from riding when muddy.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 11 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 80 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 453 rides
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      Photos

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      380 |
      May 12, 2016 @ 5:49am
      May 12, 2016
      | 2 comments Iron Gate, Pittsburgh
      436 |
      Oct 9, 2009 @ 8:06am
      Oct 9, 2009
      | 1 comments Iron Gate, Pittsburgh
      258 |
      Oct 9, 2009 @ 8:06am
      Oct 9, 2009
      Iron Gate, Pittsburgh

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Ryan's Route
      4 miles

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag dlutz (Jul 23, 2018 at 18:22)
       A 420ft descent with big berms, drops , and rollers. Doesn’t get much better
      [Reply]

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