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      The J.E. Mack Scout Reservation is a private property owned and operated by the PA Dutch Council (http://padutchbsa.org/) of the Boy Scouts of America.

      Camp Mack will be closed to public use Monday through Saturday for the 2022-2023 hunting season:

      October 1, 2022 - January 16, 2023

      And closed Sunday 11/13. 11/20 and 11/27.

      Thanks for your cooperation


      E-bikes not permitted.

      The property is open to the public for mountain biking, hiking, trail running and other non-scouting activities provided the Camp closure dates/ map restrictions are observed and respected*.

      *Restricted Area-Closed areas include the main Camp area and roads. See Restricted Area polygon for details: Restricted Area

      Hunting is permitted only through the exclusive use of the Hammer Creek Hunt Club.

      SAMBA and the Pa Dutch Council have been working together since early 2002 and continue this relationship under a VOLUNTEER TRAIL STEWARDSHIP AGREEMENT that is new for 2015.

      Since the beginnings of mountain biking, Camp Mack has been a keystone in the area known to many as “Brickerville”. Famous for its rocks, roots and rough terrain it was a natural spot for some of the areas earliest mountain bike races featuring cross country, trials and downhill events. These races introduced many people to the sport and helped make Camp Mack a go to spot for great riding.

      Early 2000’s, a forestry stewardship plan was being put into action to start the harvesting of standing timber on the property and a permit system was put into place that would charge mountain bikers a $50 per year to ride on the property. After a couple of years of the PA Dutch council administering the permit system and logging taking its toll on the trail system, SAMBA contacted the PA Dutch Council. At the first meeting SAMBA was notified the council was considering closing the property to all non-scouting activities, citing increasing conflict with different user groups and difficulty with the permit system. Coming out of that meeting SAMBA was able to present a plan that would provide the Pa Dutch Council with solutions to these issues. The first benefit to the council was the transfer of the administration of the permit system from the scout office in Lancaster to Green Mountain Cyclery along with a cost reduction from $50 to $25 a year. The second benefit was SAMBA would provide communication to the greater mountain biking community to reduce conflicts. The third would be the redevelopment of the trails lost to timber harvesting, following best practices established by the International Mountain Bike Association. The plan was approved and implemented with approximately 100 passes issued every year and many trails re-established with hundreds of volunteer hours cementing the relationship between SAMBA and the Pa Dutch Council.

      After years of service to the Scouts, SAMBA, with support from IMBA, was able to negotiate the elimination of the permit system and enter into a Volunteer Trail Stewardship Agreement that allows for the continuation of SAMBA support for years to come.

      Currently, SAMBA is reclaiming trails lost to logging, and establishing new trails to avoid use of the camp roads.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: No
      AKA: Camp Mack
      Land Status: Private Property
      SAMBA Work Day Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Pumping Station Rd
      Lititz, PA 17543
      40.241992, -76.336675
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      Region Details
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      • 6

      Region Status
      Caution as of Feb 3, 2023
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      50
      Trails Mountain Bike
      37
      Trails E-Bike
      1
      Trails Horse
      5
      Trails Hike
      50
      Trails Trail Running
      49
      Trails Snowshoe
      4
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      1
      Total Distance
      29 miles
      Total Descent
      4,126 ft
      Total Vertical
      570 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      994 ft
      Reports
      104
      Photos
      21
      Ridden Counter
      5,486

      Photos of J. Edward Mack Scout Reservation Mountain Bike

      trail: Spring
      46 |
      Jul 20, 2021 @ 10:47am
      Jul 20, 2021
      trail: Spring
      66 |
      Jul 20, 2021 @ 10:45am
      Jul 20, 2021
      trail: Horseshoe
      48 |
      Jun 13, 2021 @ 1:25pm
      Jun 13, 2021
      trail: Horseshoe
      109 |
      Feb 7, 2019 @ 5:35pm
      Feb 7, 2019
      trail: Horseshoe
      114 |
      Feb 7, 2019 @ 5:35pm
      Feb 7, 2019
      trail: Horseshoe
      105 |
      Feb 7, 2019 @ 5:34pm
      Feb 7, 2019
      trail: Horseshoe
      100 |
      Feb 7, 2019 @ 5:34pm
      Feb 7, 2019
      trail: Horseshoe
      73 |
      Feb 7, 2019 @ 5:34pm
      Feb 7, 2019

      Videos of J. Edward Mack Scout Reservation Mountain Bike

      Redemption Day
      trail: Gameland
      2:27 | 1140 | May 6, 2015
      Camp Mack - Spring Trail
      trail: Spring
      3:33 | 357 | Mar 29, 2015
      Riding Camp Mack with the Worldwide Cyclery...
      trail: Horseshoe
      19:41 | 373 | Apr 12, 2021 , Lititz

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      Horseshoe
      Jan 30, 2023 @ 10:42am
      Jan 30, 2023
      WetSome wet spots, but riding well.Rogersgs
      Spring
      Jan 30, 2023 @ 2:42am
      Jan 30, 2023
      Prevalent MudTrail is in great shape!Rogersgs
      Light
      Jan 30, 2023 @ 2:42am
      Jan 30, 2023
      VariableRiding wellRogersgs
      Horseshoe
      Jan 30, 2023 @ 2:42am
      Jan 30, 2023
      VariableClear and dryRogersgs
      Horseshoe
      Jan 30, 2023 @ 2:42am
      Jan 30, 2023
      WetSome wet spots but fully ridableRogersgs
      Horseshoe
      Jan 30, 2023 @ 2:42am
      Jan 30, 2023
      DrySweet!! in pretty good shape for February!!Rogersgs
      Hammer Creek Road
      Oct 28, 2022 @ 9:02am
      Oct 28, 2022
      Drycpurdue SAMBA
      Sharp to Forge
      Jun 24, 2022 @ 1:17pm
      Jun 24, 2022
      Unknowncpurdue SAMBA
      Explorer Lodge
      Jun 24, 2022 @ 1:15pm
      Jun 24, 2022
      Unknowncpurdue SAMBA
      Knob Hill
      Jun 24, 2022 @ 1:15pm
      Jun 24, 2022
      Unknowncpurdue SAMBA

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #3287051anatoliyywishlisttrailPumping Station RD
      Feb 4, 2023 @ 2:22pm
      2 days
      user #1870697RogersgsaddreportHorseshoe and 8 more
      Feb 3, 2023 @ 7:31am
      Feb 3, 2023
      user #748215cpurdueupdatetrailLost Valley
      Dec 20, 2022 @ 8:23am
      Dec 20, 2022
      user #2967085AxumDPwishlistregionJ. Edward Mack Scout Reservation
      Nov 29, 2022 @ 5:39am
      Nov 29, 2022
      user #748215cpurdueupdatetrailLost Valley
      Nov 1, 2022 @ 6:20am
      Nov 1, 2022

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2730351AddenntrailSpringTrail is back but pretty washed out and...
      Jun 21, 2022 @ 5:43pm
      Jun 21, 2022
      user #2730351AddenntrailLightJust rode for the first time since last year....
      Apr 29, 2022 @ 10:35am
      Apr 29, 2022
      user #2730351AddenntrailValley BrookGoing uphill it really wasn't too bad except...
      Apr 29, 2022 @ 7:55am
      Apr 29, 2022
      user #748215cpurduetrailNorth ValleyTrail is clear again and rideable.
      Dec 19, 2021 @ 7:52pm
      Dec 19, 2021
      user #748215cpurduetrailSharp ValleyTrail is now clear again and rideable
      Dec 19, 2021 @ 7:51pm
      Dec 19, 2021

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Speedwell Lake 12.5 km
      State Game Land 156 3 1 13.8 km
      Governor Dick 8 4 47.6 km
      Ephrata Bike Park @ Heatherwood 48.4 km
      Landis Woods 2 3 210.7 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike3722 miles2,828 ft9 miles561 ft
      #1,921#1,0222110272,047
      E-Bike12 miles128 ft1 mile85 ft
      7013
      Horse58 miles807 ft3 miles558 ft
      40
      Hike5029 miles4,124 ft12 miles571 ft
      #1,235#772104104
      Trail Running4929 miles4,055 ft11 miles571 ft
      #1,241#76910475
      Snowshoe45 miles679 ft2 miles469 ft
      1
      Backcountry Ski14,370 ft7 ft482 ft246 ft
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