4,359 ft
Distance
106 ft
Climb
-197 ft
Descent
00:06:43
Avg time

Roller Coaster Details

  • 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
    Moderate
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Jump, Roller Coaster
  • Global Ranking
    #36494 in Mountain Biking
  • 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 gravel Firelane Extension trail once and then ending on the same gravel trail. The loop on the west side of Fire Lane Extension trail was recently rebuilt to be more sustainable with a 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

The primary entrance starts off of the upper section of IMBA trail.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Roller Coaster bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -91 ft
  • Altitude min
    834 ft
  • Altitude max
    949 ft
  • Altitude start
    948 ft
  • Altitude end
    857 ft
  • Grade
    -2.085%
  • Grade max
    -21.271%
  • Grade min
    35.577%
  • Distance climb
    1,751 ft
  • Distance down
    2,187 ft
  • Distance flat
    421 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:43
  • Avg reverse time
    00:10:13
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Status:
on Nov 21, 2018
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 3 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Difficulties
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  • 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 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
  • Other Other
Directions to roller-coaster-55807 trailhead (40.433870, -79.903240)
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Roller Coaster Trail Reports

datedescription
Nov 21, 2018 @ 6:10pm
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.
Aug 19, 2018 @ 8:45am
Aug 19, 2018
Jul 22, 2018 @ 6:03am
Jul 22, 2018
Great shape - good time to ride it
Apr 23, 2018 @ 7:13am
Apr 23, 2018
reporter Mostly dry with a few wet spots remaining.
Feb 27, 2018 @ 10:42am
Feb 27, 2018
reporter Very wet and muddy from February rains. Will need maintenance to repair drainage.
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Photos

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20 |
Jun 25, 2018 @ 7:35am
Jun 25, 2018
Roller Coaster, My City
239 |
Nov 18, 2010 @ 8:19am
Nov 18, 2010
Roller Coaster, Pittsburgh

Routes with this trail

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Ryan's Route
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Roller Coaster (Extension) // 2018
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