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Lower Riverview Trail

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Short lower section of Riverview Trail.


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Map Key

0.7

Miles

1.1

KM

Doubletrack

1,016' 310 m

High

960' 293 m

Low

79' 24 m

Up

23' 7 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Unknown

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Description

Lower Section of Riverview Trail which connects to Firelane Trail Extension to access Lower Frick Park. This is a mixed use trail and is smooth, fast, and wide. Use caution on the bridges on this trail as they become very slick when wet. Keep a look out for hikers and dog walkers as they tend to frequent this trail.

The Firelane Trail Extension and Lower Riverview Trail can be combined as a good way to climb up to trailheads for Bradema and Roller Coaster instead of using the central Falls Ravine Trail, which is a steeper climb.

To get to Iron Gate, climb up Bench Trail from the intersection of Lower Riverview Trail, Bench Trail, and Nature Trail.

Watch for crossings of Roller Coaster trail along this trail.

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Shared By:

Ben Voytko

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  4.0 from 1 vote

#17

in Frick Park

#14470

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#17

in Frick Park

#488

in Pennsylvania

#14,470

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The exit of the trail is a quick turn uphill which can be overgrown with hercules club (thorny stalks which grow into trees) if not maintained regularly.
Aug 6, 2019 near Edgewood, PA
Last bit of shade before the meadow.
Aug 6, 2019 near Edgewood, PA
South end of Horse Trough Trail has no signage, but starts just above the Lower Riverview sign, next to the two trees bathing in the sun.
Aug 6, 2019 near Edgewood, PA
Dense undergrowth through this section requires regular maintenance.
Aug 6, 2019 near Edgewood, PA
Crossing Golf Course pond outflow creek. Beautiful bridge built by volunteer singletrack stewards and donations from Trail Pittsburgh. Railings are canted out to prevent handlebar overlap. Photo looks towards Riverview Extension Trail.
Aug 6, 2019 near Edgewood, PA
Looking back into the tree tunnel, standing in the meadow on a small jump.
Aug 6, 2019 near Edgewood, PA

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