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Your outdoor activity guide to the PA Highlands

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The trails we have underway

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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.

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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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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Community Open House Addresses Trail Gap

On the evening of Monday, October 16th, members of the Tollgate Landing community met with AMC staff and representatives of Richland and Milford Townships to discuss the potential for a trail connection to a new park and Trumbauersville Elementary School. Read More

AMC Presents Circuit Trails Visual Assessment Pilot Project

On Friday, September 22, 2017 members of the Appalachian Mountain Club staff presented the results of its Circuit Trails Visual Assessment Pilot Project to project stakeholders. Read More

Circuit Trails Visual Assessment Project Kick Off

The Appalachian Mountain Club is conducting an assessment of land conservation opportunities to assist in the protection of a high quality trail experience through a GIS-based analysis of viewsheds along the Circuit Trails. Read More

Congress Proposes Legislation to Reauthorize Highlands Conservation Act

Federal support is key to the success of land conservation efforts. Legislation like the Highlands Conservation Act, originally passed in 2004, has been instrumental in preserving valuable resources throughout the Highlands region. While the original authorization has lapsed, efforts are underway in Congress to reauthorize this important program. Read More