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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 2023-2024 hunting season:

      September 30, 2023 - January 15, 2024

      And closed Sunday 11/12. 11/19 and 11/26.

      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
      • 14
      • 1
      • 1
      • 17
      • 6

      Region Status
      Open as of Feb 11, 2024
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      52
      Trails Mountain Bike
      39
      Trails E-Bike
      1
      Trails Horse
      9
      Trails Hike
      52
      Trails Trail Running
      51
      Trails Snowshoe
      8
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      1
      Total Distance
      32 miles
      Total Descent
      4,403 ft
      Total Vertical
      582 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,007 ft
      Reports
      146
      Photos
      24
      Ridden Counter
      6,691

      Photos of J. Edward Mack Scout Reservation Mountain Bike

      trail: Sharp Valley
      8 |
      Mar 14, 2024 @ 4:04pm
      Mar 14, 2024
      33 |
      Apr 28, 2023 @ 6:50pm
      Apr 28, 2023
      trail: Spring
      101 |
      Jul 20, 2021 @ 10:47am
      Jul 20, 2021
      trail: Spring
      122 |
      Jul 20, 2021 @ 10:45am
      Jul 20, 2021
      trail: Horseshoe
      98 |
      Jun 13, 2021 @ 1:25pm
      Jun 13, 2021
      trail: Horseshoe
      142 |
      Feb 7, 2019 @ 5:35pm
      Feb 7, 2019
      trail: Horseshoe
      148 |
      Feb 7, 2019 @ 5:35pm
      Feb 7, 2019
      trail: Horseshoe
      142 |
      Feb 7, 2019 @ 5:34pm
      Feb 7, 2019

      Videos of J. Edward Mack Scout Reservation Mountain Bike

      Redemption Day
      trail: Gameland
      2:27 | 1179 | May 6, 2015
      Camp Mack - Spring Trail
      trail: Spring
      3:33 | 406 | Mar 29, 2015
      Riding Camp Mack with the Worldwide Cyclery...
      trail: Horseshoe
      19:41 | 624 | Apr 12, 2021 , Lititz

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      Sharp to Lost
      Feb 11, 2024 @ 1:02am
      Feb 11, 2024
      Idealgeronimok BTW
      Lost Valley
      Feb 11, 2024 @ 1:02am
      Feb 11, 2024
      IdealNice trail with good handwork (stone...geronimok BTW
      North Valley
      Feb 11, 2024 @ 1:02am
      Feb 11, 2024
      Idealgeronimok BTW
      Forge Hill
      Feb 11, 2024 @ 1:02am
      Feb 11, 2024
      Idealgeronimok BTW
      Light
      Feb 11, 2024 @ 1:02am
      Feb 11, 2024
      Variablegeronimok BTW
      North Valley
      Feb 11, 2024 @ 1:02am
      Feb 11, 2024
      Variablegeronimok BTW
      Sharp to North
      Feb 11, 2024 @ 1:02am
      Feb 11, 2024
      Idealgeronimok BTW
      Spring
      Feb 11, 2024 @ 1:02am
      Feb 11, 2024
      IdealHandwork and tuneup on the berms and...geronimok BTW
      Horseshoe (Pumping Station)
      Feb 11, 2024 @ 1:02am
      Feb 11, 2024
      VariableUsual spots of mud, drains need to be...geronimok BTW
      Horseshoe
      Feb 4, 2024 @ 3:55am
      Feb 4, 2024
      VariableCouple of trees down some rideable some notcscsguybikr

      Activity Feed

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      DanZekewishlistrouteactivity #52845975
      May 19, 2024 @ 4:59pm
      19 hours
      Sholbergerriddentrailactivity #52780505
      May 18, 2024 @ 12:25pm
      2 days
      AlexwLQGTcwishlisttrailactivity #52100816
      May 4, 2024 @ 5:59pm
      May 4, 2024
      AlexwLQGTcriddentrailactivity #52100797 and 1 more
      May 4, 2024 @ 5:58pm
      May 4, 2024
      amishmattupdatetrailactivity #52087303
      May 4, 2024 @ 10:55am
      May 4, 2024

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      lhb2580trailConnectorTrail is blazed in well, not over grown whatsoever
      Mar 10, 2024 @ 1:56pm
      Mar 10, 2024
      cpurduetrailBig TimberTrail has been cleared and is rideable again.
      Dec 3, 2023 @ 6:21pm
      Dec 3, 2023
      RopoboptrailBig TimberOvergrown, not really rideable
      Aug 27, 2023 @ 12:34pm
      Aug 27, 2023
      cpurduetrailLost ValleyLast statement.....not finished yet. Will...
      Aug 1, 2023 @ 8:15am
      Aug 1, 2023
      BBQRIBtrailLost ValleyRode it backwards (Downhill) and an absolute...
      Jun 9, 2023 @ 4:17pm
      Jun 9, 2023

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      State Game Land 156 3 1 13.8 km
      Governor Dick 10 5 57.6 km
      Ephrata Bike Park @ Heatherwood 6 18.4 km
      Coleman Park 110 km
      Landis Woods 2 3 210.7 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike3925 miles3,012 ft10 miles564 ft
      #1,998#1,0692414462,783
      E-Bike13 miles128 ft1 mile85 ft
      10757
      Horse99 miles843 ft3 miles564 ft
      40
      Hike5232 miles4,403 ft13 miles581 ft
      #1,266#797146158
      Trail Running5132 miles4,334 ft13 miles581 ft
      #1,272#794146113
      Snowshoe86 miles715 ft2 miles558 ft
      1
      Backcountry Ski14,370 ft7 ft482 ft246 ft
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