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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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Great American Outdoors Act signed into Law

On August 4th, 2020 GAOA was enacted into law! This measure provides full, permanent dedicated funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund and a $5.9B investment over 5 years to address the maintenance backlog on public lands. Read More

Recorded Webinar: "Discover the Highlands Trail in Pennsylvania"

Watch the webinar from early August 2020 hosted by the PA Highlands Coalition, which featured Appalachian Mountain Club staff Patricia McCloskey and Catherine Poppenwimer. Read More

US House Passes GAOA, and it moves to the President's Desk

On July 22, 2020 the US House of Representatives passed the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) by a wide bi-partisan margin, 301-107! Read More

14 Acres Added to Nockamixon S.P. in the PA Highlands

On July 9th, 2020 Natural Lands announced the completion of a 2-parcel land acquisition project using federal Highlands funding in Bucks County, PA. Read More