Raystown Lake Trail Construction - Phase I
When you think about riding in Pennsylvania you’ll probably think…ROCKS! While this is true for most of the state, it’s a different experience at Raystown Lake. Think 30 miles of fun, flowy singletrack.
The trails here are an example of what great partnerships can produce. IMBA, Army Core of Engineers, Friends of Raytown Lake and the Raystown Mountain Bike Association worked together to deliver world class trails to the region.
In addition to great riding, the Allegrippis Trails are proving to be extremely lucrative for the local economy. In a time where other industries are declining, the business of trails has been a new way for this area of Pennsylvania to get re-energized.
After opening in the spring of 2009, the trail system saw over 25,000 visitors last year, more than 2.5 times the estimated number. With beginner to expert trails, Raystown has become a popular destination that attracts people from up and down the eastern seaboard. These visitors have infused $1.5 million into the local economy, proving two ideas ‘build it and they will come’ and ‘build it well and they’ll keep coming back’.