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Iron Gate

Intermediate
 4.8 (43)

A flowy downhill singletrack section.


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Map Key

1.0

Miles

1.6

KM

Singletrack

1,143' 348 m

High

786' 240 m

Low

0' 0 m

Up

357' 109 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Please avoid using this trail during the spring thaw season as it gets very muddy.

Description

Iron Gate is generally ridden as a downhill trail, which is the direction it is mapped here. It's a relatively smooth and swooping singletrack dirt descent with a few exposed roots and tight turns. Features include berms, rollers, and a few small jumps.

There's a split halfway for the Concrete Block Trail going left which starts with a wooden drop. This provides great access to Firelane Trail and a more extended ride on the lower portion of Roller Coaster.

Contacts

Shared By:

Jason Lampenrider with improvements by Ryan Sprake

Trail Ratings

  4.8 from 43 votes

#1

in Frick Park

#176

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  4.8 from 43 votes
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Trail Rankings

#1

in Frick Park

#2

in Pennsylvania

#176

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Photos

The Woodsmoke blends in...
Feb 11, 2017 near Swissvale, PA
This trail is all about the flow and berms!  Always optimizing custom drainage techniques, trained stewards prioritize sustainable trails for all.
Sep 27, 2019 near Squirre…, PA
New berm added in 2018 near the bottom of Iron Gate
Mar 27, 2019 near Edgewood, PA
Up, down, left, right, left, up, down, right. Keep your eyes at least 10 feet ahead at all times.
Sep 27, 2019 near Squirre…, PA
Southwest entrance to Homeless Camp trail is fairly flowy although a bit off-camber.
Oct 18, 2019 near Squirre…, PA
This is the first of several berms snaking down the hill to prevent erosion from fall lines and provide excellent traction in corners. Jay's shortcut trail (for park staff vehicle access) merges with this at the bottom of this particular trail for 50 ft.
Aug 20, 2019 near Squirre…, PA

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