Starting and ending with the Braddock Trail, the Braddock Loop is a fun 2.7 mile route through mostly wooded trails that we love. Frick Park has miles of trails, so this is a nice taste of a few of them. Take a peak at the short video below to preview the twists and turns of the trail and see how to access it from our recommended parking spot:
If you have GPS on your phone, you can pull up Google Maps and actually see where you are on the trails! It’s pretty snazzy and very helpful if you are prone to getting lost like we are. Below is a picture of a Google map with the trails and directions color coded to use as a quick reference on your run. We hope this helps! ENJOY and let us know how we can improve these sorts of things.
Distance: ~2.7 miles
Estimated time: 30 min (jog)/ 50-60 mins (walk)
Parking: Slightly off South Braddock Avenue very close to where you can enter I-376, you will see a business called CLASS on Allenby Avenue. If you turn in there and follow the street to the lower lot (there are train tracks and part of the street is brick), you will see parking. If you continue straight through the lot, you will run into the trail head.
Bathrooms: There is a port-a-potty located on the Tranquil Trail not long after you turn onto it. You will see a pavilion and restroom building. There is also another port-a-potty in the parking lot you pass through before turning onto the Fire Lane Trail.
Water: There is no water available on these trails.
Special notes: There are stairs in the trail. There are also picnic tables along the route (near the parking lot/soccer field and the pavilion on the Tranquil Trail) and benches with scenic views!
Work It Out: For this one, we used the benches to work our triceps with dips and chest/shoulders with push ups on the back of the benches (like wall push ups). The stairs are also a great place to get in some calf raises!
We hope you have some fun in the sun!
Amy + Dominique