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

      Camp Mack will be closed to public use Monday through Saturday for the 2020-2021 hunting season:

      October 2, 2021 - January 17, 2022

      And closed Sunday 11/14. 11/21 and 11/28.

      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: Managed by Local Riding Association
      Parking at Pumping Station Rd. google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Pumping Station Rd
      Lititz, PA 17543
      40.241992, -76.336675
      Activities Click to view
      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Caution as of Sep 28, 2021
      Local Trail Association


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      Trails (view details)
      Trails Mountain Bike
      Trails E-Bike
      Trails Hike
      Trails Trail Running
      Trails Horse
      Trails Snowshoe
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      Total Distance
      21 miles
      Total Descent
      3,628 ft
      Total Vertical
      551 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      987 ft
      Ridden Counter

      Photos of J. Edward Mack Scout Reservation Mountain Bike

      trail: Spring
      15 |
      Jul 20, 2021 @ 10:47am
      Jul 20, 2021
      trail: Spring
      20 |
      Jul 20, 2021 @ 10:45am
      Jul 20, 2021
      trail: Horseshoe
      16 |
      Jun 13, 2021 @ 1:25pm
      Jun 13, 2021
      trail: Horseshoe
      91 |
      Feb 7, 2019 @ 5:35pm
      Feb 7, 2019
      trail: Horseshoe
      94 |
      Feb 7, 2019 @ 5:35pm
      Feb 7, 2019
      trail: Horseshoe
      85 |
      Feb 7, 2019 @ 5:34pm
      Feb 7, 2019
      trail: Horseshoe
      81 |
      Feb 7, 2019 @ 5:34pm
      Feb 7, 2019
      trail: Horseshoe
      56 |
      Feb 7, 2019 @ 5:34pm
      Feb 7, 2019

      Videos of J. Edward Mack Scout Reservation Mountain Bike

      Redemption Day
      trail: Gameland
      2:27 | 1109 | May 6, 2015
      Camp Mack - Spring Trail
      trail: Spring
      3:33 | 323 | Mar 29, 2015
      Riding Camp Mack with the Worldwide Cyclery...
      trail: Horseshoe
      19:41 | 138 | Apr 12, 2021 , Brickerville

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      user #763299trixyvotetrailLost
      Oct 7, 2021 @ 5:22pm
      Oct 7, 2021
      user #526600amishmattaddtrailActivities
      Sep 27, 2021 @ 5:57am
      Sep 27, 2021
      user #2106674AnthonyLong81riddentrailHorseshoe Trail (to Pretzel Hut)
      Sep 12, 2021 @ 10:55am
      Sep 12, 2021
      user #1865162ThatguyhuffriddentrailBart
      Sep 5, 2021 @ 5:27pm
      Sep 5, 2021
      user #2730351AddennriddentrailLight
      Sep 5, 2021 @ 12:31pm
      Sep 5, 2021

      Recent Comments

      user #1337060RDSmtbikertrailSharp to Forgean old logging road
      Jul 11, 2021 @ 5:55am
      Jul 11, 2021
      user #2239018BigpermdsptrailLightFast and fun downhill flow. Hit it twice while...
      Jul 9, 2021 @ 3:36am
      Jul 9, 2021
      user #2239018BigpermdsptrailExplorer Lodge 2A dirt logging road that connects the various...
      Jul 9, 2021 @ 3:33am
      Jul 9, 2021
      user #2239018BigpermdsptrailExplorer LodgeDirt road that connects trails. Nothing to...
      Jul 9, 2021 @ 3:32am
      Jul 9, 2021
      user #2239018BigpermdsptrailSpringCouldn't find this part of trail...looked like...
      Jul 9, 2021 @ 3:27am
      Jul 9, 2021

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      Speedwell Lake 12.5 km
      State Game Land 156 1 3 1 13.8 km
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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike4520 miles3,205 ft8 miles551 ft
      Hike4921 miles3,629 ft9 miles551 ft
      Trail Running4821 miles3,560 ft9 miles551 ft
      Horse52 miles423 ft2,503 ft420 ft
      Snowshoe42 miles423 ft2,503 ft420 ft
      Backcountry Ski1
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