The Trails at Jakes Rocks –

The Pennsylvania TRAIL OF THE YEAR for 2024 !

This amazing and valuable designation being awarded by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

The Trails at Jakes Rocks continues to serve as a major catalyst for visits to Warren County, drawing in excess of 29,000 mountain bikers, hikers, trail runners and walkers in 2023!  With the focused marketing which will capitalize on the Trail of the Year designation is expected to result in even greater visitation to the Trails and our community in 2024 and beyond.

Our financial need for 2024 is focused on ensuring that each of the 35 miles of amazing trail is in the best of condition to ensure our visitors experience our system at it’s very best.  Hard to believe but our initial opening of 10 miles of trail at Jakes was in September of 2016 !   8 years of heavy use, well over 150,000 individuals, is beginning to show in a few areas, particularly on our wooden puncheon surfaces.  Funds are required to acquire wire mesh material to be secured to these puncheons to avoid user injuries caused by unexpected slippery surface conditions.  This work is in addition to the ongoing surface conditioning, leaf blowing, downed tree removal, etc that each demand significant volunteer time commitments to augment the Forest Service efforts in each of these areas.

The generous donations received through this amazing effort will be utilized by the Warren County Development Association (WCDA) in collaboration with the Northern Allegheny Mountain Bike Association (NAMBA) and the US Forest Service (USFS) to ensure the trails are properly maintained and kept open and safe for all to enjoy.  While the WCDA and NAMBA labor is “free” thanks to a group of dedicated volunteers, there is a significant cost involved in providing those volunteers proper tools and equipment needed as well as materials required to make repairs to bridging throughout the system. 

Your generous support of our efforts to maintain and grow this amazing resource is greatly appreciated and will be put to good use in supporting the trail maintenance efforts.  We thank you for your consideration.

We sincerely thank you for your support.

Contact: Jim Decker


Phone: 814-723-3050