JAKES ROCKS - PENNSYLVANIA
Client: Warren County Development Association
Scope: Mountain bikers flock to Jakes Rocks every weekend, filling up the 50-car parking lot at the trailhead of a soon-to-be 30-mile trail system that we have been building in the Allegheny National Forest. The construction of this all-new trail system was made possible thanks to a unique public-private partnership between the Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry and the National Forest. At Jakes Rocks, we not only created fun, grin-inducing, natural surface singletrack winding through technically challenging terrain, but we also worked around house-sized rocks, a waterfall, a half dozen springs and two designated wetlands. Features like 1.5 miles of elevated bridges and 0.75 miles of rock armoring create a sustainable trail system that’s rideable year-round, even in wet conditions. The third phase of this project is scheduled for completion in 2019.