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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 recreational trails across a variety of landscapes within the Highlands Region of Pennsylvania. Use the Highlands Trail interactive map to learn more about the built (teal blue), in-development (yellow), and planned or conceptual (red) trails in the network. Each trail that comprises the Highlands Trail route, including trail gaps, are also shown on the interactive map. You will find pages dedicated to each trail, with details like mileage, surface type, and the 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 by the Highlands Trail Steering Committee, compromised of non-profit organizations and public land managers and 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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COVID-19 Impact Report finds Increased Use on Trails in the PA Highlands and across the state

In early June 2020, Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) released its report The COVID-19 Pandemic’s Impact on Pennsylvania’s Non-motorized Trails: Increased Use, Added Strain, and a Newfound Appreciation, which includes feedback from PA Highlands trail managers. Read More

Upcoming Webinar: PA Highlands Coalition to host "Discover the Highlands Trail in Pennsylvania"

On Thursday, August 6th, 2020 at 2pm, Appalachian Mountain Club staff will present the Highlands Region interactive map and Highlands StoryMap during the upcoming webinar. Read More

US Senate Passed the Great American Outdoors Act

The Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) passed the Senate on June 17th, 2020 by a wide bipartisan margin, 73-25! Read More

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