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  • Icy
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  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
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  • > 50%
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  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
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  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      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 during the 2019/2020 hunting season on the following dates:

      Oct. 5 - Nov. 16
      Nov. 30 - Dec. 14
      Dec. 26 – Jan. 20

      Thanks for your cooperation


      The 1000+ acre 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
      Parking at Pumping Station Rd. 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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      Region Status
      Caution as of Sep 26, 2019 ago
      Local Trail Association
      local trail association
      SAMBA
      (sambabiker.com)

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #942
      State Ranking
      #12
      Trails (view details)
      45
      Trails Mountain Bike
      46
      Trails Hike
      46
      Trails Trail Running
      45
      Total Distance
      23 miles
      Total Descent
      4,417 ft
      Total Vertical
      563 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      999 ft
      Reports
      50
      Photos
      16
      Ridden Counter
      3,084

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 1 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Past Week
      • 5 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance

      Photos of J. Edward Mack Scout Reservation Mountain Bike

      trail: Horseshoe
      45 |
      Feb 7, 2019 @ 5:35pm
      Feb 7, 2019
      trail: Horseshoe
      49 |
      Feb 7, 2019 @ 5:35pm
      Feb 7, 2019
      trail: Horseshoe
      41 |
      Feb 7, 2019 @ 5:34pm
      Feb 7, 2019
      trail: Horseshoe
      43 |
      Feb 7, 2019 @ 5:34pm
      Feb 7, 2019

      Videos of J. Edward Mack Scout Reservation Mountain Bike

      Redemption Day
      trail: Gameland
      2:27 | 1006 | May 6, 2015

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Light
      Sep 26, 2019 @ 6:19am
      Sep 26, 2019
      DryKsmason71Still impassable because of all the trees...

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      North Valley
      Sep 15, 2019 @ 6:38pm
      Sep 15, 2019
      VariableRDSmtbikerI trimmed out the big, nasty thorns.
      Lost Valley
      Sep 15, 2019 @ 6:36pm
      Sep 15, 2019
      VariableRDSmtbikerOvergrown vegetation
      Sharp Valley
      Sep 7, 2019 @ 6:28pm
      Sep 7, 2019
      UnknownRDSmtbikerI see all logging, no trail, 9/7/2019
      Activities
      Jul 5, 2019 @ 5:39pm
      Jul 5, 2019
      DryBikeman1234567Still closed
      Forge Hill
      Jun 12, 2019 @ 1:44pm
      Jun 12, 2019
      VariableRDSmtbiker briars getting nasty
      Valley Brook
      May 8, 2019 @ 6:38pm
      May 8, 2019
      WetRDSmtbikerstill very wet
      Pool Rd. shortcut
      Sep 16, 2018 @ 9:43am
      Sep 16, 2018
      Unknownrjcardino
      Horseshoe
      Aug 11, 2018 @ 12:09pm
      Aug 11, 2018
      Prevalent Mudllenry
      Explorer Lodge
      Aug 11, 2018 @ 12:09pm
      Aug 11, 2018
      Prevalent Mudllenry
      Horseshoe
      Mar 15, 2018 @ 2:49pm
      Mar 15, 2018
      Wetamishmatt SAMBA Top and bottom are dry, middle is wet

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1694655Bikeman1234567riddentrailOtter Slide (no bikes)
      Oct 6, 2019 @ 5:11pm
      Oct 6, 2019
      user #1367514Ksmason71addreportLight
      Sep 26, 2019 @ 6:19am
      Sep 26, 2019
      user #900394moonglowss1wishlisttrailSouth Boundary
      Sep 26, 2019 @ 1:28am
      Sep 26, 2019
      user #1337060RDSmtbikeraddreportLost Valley and 1 more
      Sep 15, 2019 @ 6:37pm
      Sep 15, 2019
      user #748215cpurdueupdatetrailPicuda and 1 more
      Sep 13, 2019 @ 8:15am
      Sep 13, 2019

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1337060RDSmtbikertrailSharp ValleyI think this has been destroyed by logging.
      Sep 7, 2019 @ 6:28pm
      Sep 7, 2019
      user #1337060RDSmtbikertrailNorth ValleyDoes Camp Mack plan to clear cut/log all their...
      Sep 7, 2019 @ 6:13pm
      Sep 7, 2019
      user #1694655Bikeman1234567trailSpringvery fun trail.
      Jun 12, 2019 @ 12:54pm
      Jun 12, 2019
      user #1180068breezy1488trailNorth ValleyTree down just after rock jump. Heads up. 5/11/19
      May 11, 2019 @ 4:04pm
      May 11, 2019
      user #1337060RDSmtbikertrailHorseshoeHey, done it a dozen times with my hardtail...
      Mar 5, 2019 @ 4:41am
      Mar 5, 2019

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Speedwell Lake 12.5 km
      State Game Land 156 1 2 1 13.8 km
      Governor Dick 9 4 57.6 km
      Ephrata Bike Park @ Heatherwood 38.4 km
      Robesonia Watershed10.7 km

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