4,955 ft
Distance
45 ft
Climb
-420 ft
Descent
00:05:58
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
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Skinny
  • Global Ranking

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 mountain 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
    00:05:58
  • Avg reverse time
    00:02:28
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Status:
on Aug 19, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3.8 (5 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to iron-gate trailhead (40.429660, -79.912800)
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Iron Gate Trail Reports

datedescription
Aug 19, 2018 @ 8:45am
Aug 19, 2018
Jul 1, 2018 @ 5:58am
Jul 1, 2018
Hero dirt. Recent construction of berms just before the bridge.
Jun 29, 2018 @ 4:33pm
Jun 29, 2018
Large tree down just before bridge
Apr 14, 2018 @ 11:04am
Apr 14, 2018
Mar 17, 2018 @ 1:16pm
Mar 17, 2018
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May 12, 2016 @ 5:49am
May 12, 2016
| 2 comments Iron Gate, Pittsburgh
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Oct 9, 2009 @ 8:06am
Oct 9, 2009
| 1 comments Iron Gate, Pittsburgh
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Oct 9, 2009 @ 8:06am
Oct 9, 2009
Iron Gate, Pittsburgh

Routes with this trail

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Ryan's Route
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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
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