Please remember to always wear fluorescent orange during hunting season at Rattling Creek Trail System. Hunting is permitted 7 days a week during hunting seasons.
Night riding is permitted at all hours at Rattling Creek Trail System. 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 trails on the Weiser State Forest Haldeman Tract and on Lykens Borough property. The trails are 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:
SAMBA Cabin Fever Ride and After Party – Saturday May 20, 2023
SAMBA is hosting the annual Cabin Fever Ride at Rattling Creek on May 20th, 2023. Morning ride starting from east end parking lot at 10am. After party starts at 2pm at the Carsonville Hotel with beer and food specials. Come out for some of the best singletrack in PA!...
SAMBA’s Rattling Creek expansion featured in Mountain Flyer magazine!
IMBA Rattling Creek Dig In Fundraiser is live
IMBA’s Dig In Program, founded by Shimano, will provide an avenue for raising funds for mountain bike projects nationwide. IMBA can leverage its reach and relationships to provide grant opportunities via corporate partner dollars and run a national marketing...
SAMBA launches Rattling Creek expansion project
Howdy, We are thrilled to announce that SAMBA's public volunteer work days will begin this weekend in Lykens as the Rattling Creek Trail system expansion project comes to life! The RC crew has been working to field check and flag the corridor for new trails and do...
Rattling Creek Fundraiser-Your help needed!
SAMBA recently announced plans for a large expansion of the awesome IMBA EPIC Rattling Creek Trail System (RCTS) near Lykens, Pa. and we need your help! The vision for the expansion will more than double current trail mileage, establish trail connections for future...
SAMBA ANNOUNCES RATTLING CREEK TRAIL SYSTEM EXPANSION
SAMBA is super excited to announce plans for a large expansion of the awesome IMBA EPIC Rattling Creek Trail System (RCTS) near Lykens, Pa.! SAMBA's vision for the expansion will more than double current trail mileage, establish trail connections for future trail...
Early Bird Registration for SAMBA Bash 2020 is Now OPEN!!!
SAMBA BASH 20 X 2 September 17 to 20, 2020 Online registration ends September 16 at 5:00pm. The BASH at...
Registration is now open for the SAMBA Bash at Rattling Creek!
Register at https://www.bikereg.com/samba-rattling-creek-bash Gates to Camp Muckleratz open Thursday at 1:00pm, and will close on Sunday at 1:00pm. $10 off registration for SAMBA members (will be refunded at check-in) Registration includes Saturday dinner, smoked and...
SAVE THE DATE for this years BASH!!! September 13th-16th 2018
Sign up for The BASH at Rattling Creek and win free stuff. Anybody who registers will receive one free raffle ticket for a chance to win great prizes!
Click here to learn more and pre-register for the Fall Bash at Rattling Creek. Sept 7th - 10th! Registration earns a free entry into a raffle to win one of...