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 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 Oct 9, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3.8 (5 votes)

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Trail Style
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Activity Type
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
Oct 9, 2018 @ 12:43pm
Oct 9, 2018
The formally very rutted and wet exit is now filled with loose gravel. Use caution until it has time to pack down and dry out.
Sep 23, 2018 @ 9:15am
Sep 23, 2018
Mud at the last 60 feet of the trail
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
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May 12, 2016 @ 5:49am
May 12, 2016
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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

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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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