Please remember to always wear fluorescent orange during hunting season at Weiser State Forest. Hunting is permitted 7 days a week during hunting seasons.
Night riding is permitted at all hours at Weiser State Forest. SAMBA highly recommends never riding at night alone and riders to have two lights; one mounted on the handle bar and one mounted on the helmet.
The Rattling Creek trail network covers over 20+ miles of rocky challenging classic east coast singletrack terrain, as well as miles of tamer snowmobile trails and gravel forest roads. The trail network encompasses both the Weiser State Forest Haldeman Tract area and the Lykens Borough Watershed area, and is located just outside of Lykens, PA.
Rattling Creek was built as a labor of love for a few local Lykens area mountain bikers. The project began in 1999 and utilized the IMBA guidelines of flow and great trail design to maximize rideability and sustainability. After years of trail layout, cutting, trimming, rock work, rock work, and more rock work, their dream was completed. Almost two decades later it still stands the test of their hard work and time!! There are trails here for all types of rider levels, but definitely skewed to the more advanced or adventurous.
RCST was the local club for many years, keeping the trails open and hosting the very popular Bash every September. The pinnacle was the trail system being awarded IMBA Epic status in 2012. Shortly afterwards there was a passing of the guard, as SAMBA had just become a IMBA Chapter group and the old RCST club founders were ready to pass the baton. Our goal is to maintain, build, educate and ride in the spirit of the original founders and their mission.
There are three main parking lots to access the trails, as well as multiple pull off/parking areas on the forest roads: Lykens Road, White Oak Road, Wolf pond Road.
The main parking lots are listed below:
East End Parking Lot: Powells Valley Rd, Halifax, PA 17032 40.544701, -76.689755
Minnich Hit Picinic Area: White Oak Road, Weiser State Forest, 40.522539, -76.747647
Snowmobile Parking Lot: White Oak Rd, Halifax, PA 17032 40.544711, -76.758519
We will be posting and updating trail work days, rides, and social events. Any thoughts, concerns, ideas, etc can be emailed to: