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Your outdoor activity guide to the PA Highlands

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The trails we have underway

Use the map below to see the segments of trails under development.

Welcome to the Highlands Trail in Pennsylvania

Part of the Four-State Highlands Region

The Highlands Trail connects existing recreational trails across a variety of landscapes within the Highlands Region of Pennsylvania. Use the Highlands Trail interactive map to learn more about the many built (teal blue), in-development (yellow), and planned or conceptual (red) trails in the network. The individual trails that make up the Highlands Trail network, as well as existing gaps within or between trails are also shown and described on the interactive map. You will find pages dedicated to each of the individual trails, featuring details like trail mileage, surface type, and the corresponding trail owner or manager, as well as photos, documents and links for more information. 

The Highlands Trail is being developed by the Appalachian Mountain Club in partnership with the Pennsylvania Highlands Coalition and with the oversight and engagement of the Highlands Trail Steering Committee compromised of non-profit organizations and public land managers, as well as local, county and state representatives.

The Marcellus Shale

The Marcellus Shale area contains some of Pennsylvania's most remarkable spaces, treasured by residents and by visitors from around the world.

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Water & You Learning Center

Discover how we use water everyday, where that water comes from and how each one of us can help protect our drinking water and the water in our rivers and creeks for fish and other wildlife.

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News

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Recorded Webinar: "In Defense of Public Lands: Some Lessons on its Biological, Economic, and Social Value"

Watch the webinar from early June 2020 hosted by the PA Highlands Coalition, which featured Author and Professor of Political Science Steven Davis. Read More

AMC Produces Highlands Trail StoryMap

Using ESRI’s ArcGIS StoryMap platform, AMC staff prepared a custom interactive map that tells the story of the 300-mile long Highlands Trail in Pennsylvania. Read More

Recorded Webinar: "Protection of the Kittatinny Ridge: A Global Important Bird Area"

Watch the webinar from early April 2020 to learn more about the Kittatinny Ridge Conservation Landscape, northern neighbor to the PA Highlands region. Read More

Highlight the Highlands: Nolde Forest Expanded

Located in the middle of the Pennsylvania Highlands region, Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center boasts woodlands that are over 100 years old and it will now include 60 additional acres supported with funding from PA Bureau of State Parks and the federal Highlands Conservation Act. Read More