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Your outdoor activity guide to the PA Highlands

Use the map below to find outdoor activities near you now.

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The trails we have underway

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

Welcome to the Pennsylvania Highlands Trail Network

The Pennsylvania Highlands Trail Network (PHTN) connects existing recreational trails across a variety of landscapes within the Highlands Region. Click on the map of the PHTN to learn more about the many built (green), under-construction (yellow), and planned (red) trails in the network.  The map is divided into eight Planning Segments. The Segments are composed of smaller Trail Sections. You will find pages dedicated to each section of the trail, featuring details like trail mileage, surface type, and the corresponding trail owner or manager, as well as photos, documents and links for more information. To learn more about how to view the Trail Planning Segments and Sections visit the Interactive Map page.

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

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Richland Township Updates Open Space and Trails Map

Recently, Richland Township, Bucks County updated their Open Space and Trails Map to show the Pennsylvania Highlands Trail Network along with other park and trail resources. Read More

New Signage at Ringing Rocks County Park

New signage at Ringing Rocks Park will help park users navigate the trails in the park. Read More

AMC Completes Circuit Trails Visual Assessment Pilot Project

The Appalachian Mountain Club has completed its Visual Assessment Pilot Project of a section of the Schuylkill River Trail in Montgomery and Berks Counties. Read More

2017 PHTN Accomplishments

2017 was a busy year for the PHTN Steering Committee and the volunteer Highlands Trail Stewards.  Read on for last year’s accomplishments. Read More