The Mountain Biking Trails at Swatara State Park can be reached from the State Park Lane Trailhead. Six loop trails twist through the woods and up-and-down hills. Each loop is about 1.5 miles in length, totaling 9.8 miles. These single track natural surface trails are a maximum 24 inches wide with log obstacles and stream crossings. They are considered “most difficult” by DCNR trail standards, but “easy” by International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) standards.

City/County: Lickdale, Lebanon County

Maintained by: DCNR

Local Trail Support: 

https://www.facebook.com/SwataraStateParkMountainBikeTrails/ or https://groups.google.com/d/forum/swataraparkmtbtrails

 Trail Directions: From I-81. Take the Lickdale/Lebanon off-ramp at Exit 90, left of the off ramp then go 1/4 mile to the lights at Lickdale turn left this turns into 443. Turn right onto State Park Rd, the parking lot is the bottom, for access to the rail trail and the single-track. Trail starts at notice-board, the rail trail is through the gate onto the old paved road.

  •  Trail Length: 9.8 miles of singletrack (and counting)
  •  Trail Level: Beginner/Intermediate/Single-speed
  •  Trail Type: Singletrack and Rail Trail

Swatara night ride scheduled on 12/5/2017 Cancelled due to inclement weather

Due to rain being forecast for Tuesday December 5th, the ride scheduled for 6PM at Swatara State Park will be cancelled.  Night rides will continue next Tuesday, December 12th and continue each Tuesday through March pending trail conditions.  Please monitor our SAMBA Facebook feed for updates regarding ride status.  Please remember, during night rides at Swatara State Park, park regulations require all riders to  check in with a SAMBA approved group ride leader.  All riders must sign a SAMBA waiver at the beginning of each ride and must wear a helmet.  State park regulations forbid anybody from riding alone after dusk and forbid alcoholic beverages in Swatara State...

NOMINATIONS OPEN! for SAMBA Board and Committee positions

Howdy, We are excited to announce that nominations are now open for Board of Directors and Committee positions with SAMBA! If you have the passion, dedication and skills to help with these positions please be sure that you are nominated. Nominators  and nominees must both be members in good standing of the Susquehanna Area Mountain Bike Association. Nominations close March 15. Below is a list of open positions followed basic SAMBA information, Requirements and expectations of the positions and more information. Yes, you can nominate yourself! Please  use the link at the bottom of this post to nominate for positions with SAMBA. Kindly be sure to note the Board position and /or committee and the nominee’s name and email address. Please be sure that the nominee has a confirmed interest before submitting any nominations. Open Board positions: Board Chair Board Vice-Chair Director of Public Relations Director of Communications Director of Events and Rides Open Committee positions : Public Relations Communications Events and Rides   SUSQUEHANNA AREA MOUNTAIN BIKE ASSOCIATION 1) NAME AND TERRITORY NAME: The name of the organization shall be the Susquehanna Area Mountain Bike Association (SAMBA), a CHAPTER of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA). TERRITORY: SAMBA shall operate within the general geographic territory of Central Pennsylvania and the surrounding area. ORGANIZATION AND STRUCTURE: Upon acceptance of its application, SAMBA shall operate as an IMBA chartered CHAPTER and enjoy the benefits of IMBA’s IRS 501(c)3 tax exempt status. SAMBA may decide to form a local corporation or operate as a unit of IMBA’s California Corporation.   2) MISSION AND PURPOSE MISSION: As a non-profit club the purpose of the Susquehanna Area Mountain...

Swatara Park Trimming workdays

It’s time to tame the jungle at Swatara Park! Tuesdays June 7, 14, 21, 28 @ 6:00pm We will be meeting at the main trail head at the end of State Park Lane. SAMBA will supply tools, please bring water, gloves and wear long pants.