Frick Park

Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania 15221

Frick Park

Frick Park Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This loop hike through Frick Park involves only a few hills and will allow you to see the tiny Hot Dog Dam, an even smaller pond, and, if you’re lucky, people playing lawn bowling at the only site in Pennsylvania where that game still goes on. Expect to see lots of people and dogs, too.

Many hikes take you through areas of solitude. That’s not the case here. Frick Park is always busy with a multicultural crowd of joggers, lawn bowlers, bicyclists, high school cross-country runners, and skiers.

This hike begins on the South Clayton Loop Trail near Frick Environmental Center. It’s not marked, but if you walk to the end of the parking area, keeping the composting area and Meadow Trail on your left, you’ll find it by a water fountain."

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60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Pittsburgh (Menasha Ridge Press)
Donna L. Ruff
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"The trails are prettiest in fall for leaves and in spring for wildflowers. In winter, the park can be a wonderland in the middle of the city, and is popular with local cross-country skiers when there is sufficient snow cover. Frick Park is the largest of Pittsburgh’s four major parks, boasting 600 acres of woodlands and approximately 10 miles of trails. The park originated with millionaire industrialist Henry Clay Frick. In 1908 he presented the 150-acre gift to his 17-year-old daughter, Helen, who had requested a park in which the city’s children could play. The park was bequeathed to the city in 1919 along with a $2 million trust fund, which has been used to purchase additional land and maintain the park." Read more
Best Hikes Pittsburgh - 2nd Edition (Falcon Guides)
Bob Frye
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"This loop hike through Frick Park involves a few hills, but it’s relatively easy overall. Some of the sights you’ll see are the tiny Hot Dog Dam, an even smaller pond, and, if you’re lucky, people lawn bowling at the only site in Pennsylvania where that game still goes on. You’ll pass a wetland as well. Expect to see lots of people, too. Many hikes take you through areas with few people. That’s not the case at Frick. Despite being the largest of Pittsburgh’s parks (600 acres), Frick is also often the busiest. Walk here at any time and you’ll find joggers, lawn bowlers, bicyclists, high school cross-country runners, skiers, and others." Read more

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Trail Information

Wilkinsburg
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
5.1
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
3
Duration
Year-round
Season
USGS Pittsburgh East
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Dec 2018