The Susquehanna Area Mountain Bike Association (SAMBA) is bringing its latest trail project to Hershey. This project, in cooperation with Penn State Health, will develop 100 acres of land behind the Hershey Medical Center campus. This unique group of trails will be accessible by the public via existing trails including the Eshenour Trail, and is in proximity to several other area trails like the Horseshoe Trail.
Thanks to support from The Hershey Company, SAMBA was able to purchase tools and supplies to build the trail system. Work officially started on March 18 when approximately 30 volunteers, led by SAMBA president Nick Loftus, and HMC Co-Trail Liaisons Glenn Rowe and Jesse Williams, gathered to clear leaves, cut brush, and help to create proper drainage for the new trails.
When the project is complete, beginner, intermediate, and advanced trails will provide all levels of mountain bikers with a great outdoor experience. The trails will also be open to joggers and hikers looking to enjoy some of Hershey’s natural areas. The first phase of the trail system is expected to open in summer of 2018.