3,993 ft
104 ft
-228 ft
Avg time

Roller Coaster Details

  • Riding area
    Frick Park
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm, Jump, Roller Coaster
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
    City of Pittsburgh

This is the downhill direction of Roller Coaster trail, which is named for its several swooping and fast mini descents followed by rapid rises. Follow it along, crossing the doubletrack Fire Lane Extension trail once and then ending on the same doubletrack. The loop on the west side of Fire Lane Extension trail was recently rebuilt to replace an old fall line section with a more flowy, fast, and fun new section that includes several log piles and small jumps.

This trail is one of the longer contour line singletrack trails in the park. That said, you can also connect it to IMBA trail and Concrete Block trail to form different loops.

Access Info

Look for the start of the trail as indicated by a sign post on the downhill side of Lower Riverview. It is also possible to take the upper section of IMBA trail to a connector that brings you into Roller Coaster, minus the very top section.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Roller Coaster mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -124 ft
  • Altitude min
    832 ft
  • Altitude max
    977 ft
  • Altitude start
    977 ft
  • Altitude end
    852 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,302 ft
  • Distance down
    2,316 ft
  • Distance flat
    375 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Jun 17, 2017
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Roller Coaster Trail Reports

Jun 17, 2017 @ 11:35am
Jun 17, 2017
Jun 3, 2017 @ 4:02pm
Jun 3, 2017
May 8, 2017 @ 5:10am
May 8, 2017
reporter Currently wet from rain, should dry up in a day or two.
Apr 16, 2017 @ 3:51pm
Apr 16, 2017
reporter Mostly dry with some wet spots in the bottom of the dips.
Feb 22, 2017 @ 10:11am
Feb 22, 2017
reporter Currently mostly dry with a few damp spots. Rain later this week could make it muddy again.
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Nov 18, 2010 @ 8:19am
Nov 18, 2010
Roller Coaster, Pittsburgh

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roller coaster
8:18 | 140 | Mar 25, 2015 , Pittsburgh
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