Trail Conditions


-Logging to begin at Mack between General Strickler Road and Forge Hill road.

If in doubt a good rule of thumb is if you are leaving heavy tracks please turn back. 

Governor Dick

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updated 2014-4-14

 Swatara State Park


Trails are in great shape!

updated 2014-4-14

Camp Mack

updated 2014-4-14


CAMP RULES click here for info

Please check the map on the Camp Mack Section for open/closed trails.


Orange= Hunting

Yellow=Scout Activities 

If in doubt a good rule of thumb is if you are leaving heavy tracks please turn back. 


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Susquehanna Area Mountain Bike Association - SAMBA
Ride Cancelled 08/14 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Andrea   
Tuesday, 14 August 2012 12:18
Due to wet conditions the ride is cancelled tonight.
Swatara Park - Trail Update 7/28 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Andrea   
Friday, 27 July 2012 19:56

 7/28 - Trails are clear!

We received a report of a branch down on Trail A. There might be more fallen trees or branches obstructing the other trails. Be aware a chainsaw crew on Saturday.

Thank you Bob Lyon for the report on the trails and clearing some of the debris.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 28 July 2012 11:07 )
J. Edward Mack Scout Reservation July 26, 2012 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Matt Myers   
Thursday, 26 July 2012 17:19
I was contacted by Gary Guare (Scout Ranger) about issues with Mountain bikers riding through the camp areas. Please stay out of the main camp areas. The main camp areas would be defined as the areas around the pool and pavilion, or any road that has tent platforms on it. Safe areas are south of Sharp Valley, the only trails north of Sharp that we are allowed to be on is North Valley and Lost Valley accessed from North Valley. If Scouts continue to to have issues with bikers riding through groups of scouts or bikers not stopping when asked by scouts, this is the message I was asked to convey to everyone “Please get the word out to your riders that have permits or this could end for all mountain biking of any type to the outside public”.
If you are riding and see scouts, turn around and go the other way.
I have attached a map showing the approved trails to ride during the summer camping season (July-August). Please review and pass on to anyone that may not be on my e-mail list.
Matt Myers
SAMBA Trail coordinator J. Edward Mack Scout Reservation
 Camp Mack Camp Map v11 300dp 7-24-12.pdf[Camp Mack Summer riding]368 Kb
SAMBA NEWS: June PDF Print E-mail
Written by Brian   
Wednesday, 20 June 2012 18:04

Back in May SAMBA hosted an IMBA Trail Care visit that was broken up into three parts. First was a site visit and meeting with Gifford Pinchot State Park, second was a Club Care presentation by IMBA, and lastly was a meeting with QBP (Quality Bicycle Parts). All of this was in an effort to move SAMBA up to the next level and increase our position in Harrisburg. That next level is SAMBA transitioning from and IMBA Affiliated Club to an IMBA Chapter.  Please click Read more button below for more info.

 Club Care presentation outline.pdf[ ]178 Kb
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 20 June 2012 19:53 )
Swatara Workdays PDF Print E-mail
Written by Andrea   
Friday, 08 June 2012 12:28


Another big thanks go out to Wednesday’s crew of Joe Ketrick, Mladen Zelezic, Terry Resanovich, Nick Resanovich, Joe Daversa, and Brian Arnold.

Special thanks go out to Saturday’s crew of Joe Ketrick, Mladen Zelezic, and Brian Arnold. We have one more day scheduled for Wednesday June 12 at 6:15pm at the State Park Lane Parking lot. The jungle is almost tame!

BIG Thanks go out to Mark Light, Brian Despot, Joe Ketrick, Joe Daversa, and Brian Arnold for the great trimming job at Swatara Park on Wednesday. But we're not done yet! We'll be back at it on Saturday June 9 at 9am starting from the State Park Lane parking lot. Let Brian know if you are interested in helping out.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 19 June 2012 13:24 )
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