Riverview, Irongate and Firelane Loop

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Frick Park

Riverview, Irongate and Firelane Loop is a 2.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length2.5 miElevation gain377 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashHikingMountain bikingWalkingForestPartially pavedViewsRockyScrambleOff trail
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Riverview-Irongate-Firelane Loop: shortly after starting you are scrambling up a hill on a steep shale washout deer trail. Iron Gate makes for a better biking trail with it’s steep embankments put in for mountain bikers, but still hikeable and good for rough trail runners. Some portions of the route are semi paved or graveled, but overall the route is a steep dirt path that is challenging, especially in wet conditions. Lots of intersections with other trails if it gets too challenging. Some parts are not well traveled so use caution.

Some bathrooms and porta Johns along route, but mostly not.

Accessible from the lower parking lot in Frick Park by the lower athletic field.

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Terry Lancaster
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Trail blazing little to none! So hard to follow with so many intersections. The elevation was good. Trails busy with mountain bikes.

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Grace Moon
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Lauren Roberts
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Ashley Davis
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Good for what it is, a city park. The main trails like Riverview are more like a walk than a hike, they are wide and have more people. Trails like Irongate are more strenuous, but are technically mountain biking trails so mind your step on the steep switchbacks, as they tend to get muddy and slippery. It’s a good hike for a weekday when you can’t get out of the city and are bored with walking the neighborhoods. Just wish it had more trails that were true hiking trails.

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Viswa Mohanty
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Rachel Gross
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Great hike. Moderate is an accurate assessment of this trail — interesting terrain, easy to get lost, varied elevation, various environments. I’d knock a star off because it’s actually a bike trail, and not a hiking trail, but it was so fun I had to give it 5 stars. Worth a wander, if you’re in the area!

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Oliver Ferschke
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Alyssa Sanders
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I honestly have no idea if I was even on the trail for more than half of the time I was hiking it. It’s not well marked and we even saw others that were also lost on the trail looking for signs. Someone has put weird trinkets around all the trees on the tranquil trail part. Assuming I was on the right trail the whole time, then there are several wonderful areas to stop for a picnic.

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Susan VanA
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Trail has a tough uphill climb and scramble though a wash. Lots of slate and crumbly terrain before you get on a more maintained trail. The decent on this route of Jay’s Short Cut Trail is steep and has a lot of switchbacks- it’s primarily a mountain biking trail. Those are two tricky parts and could be tougher in wet or snowy weather. Lots of options though to move to more maintained trails throughout.

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Johnathan Kruis
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Mandy Leigh
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Mandy Leigh
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Brandon Schmuck
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Adrienne Schierer
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Jane Marsh
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Diane Northam
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Christian Are
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Katherine Vecchi
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Jenny B
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Zach Appman
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laura wozniak
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Joseph Liebling
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Brandon Wehner
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Brian Henry
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Stephanie Levine
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William Holman
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Emily Pierce
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