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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 (PHTN) connects a network of 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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AMC and Lehigh University Partner on the PHTN

The Appalachian Mountain Club has once again partnered with Lehigh University to produce interpretive signage along the Saucon Rail Trail. Read More

PA Highlands Trail Stewards in the News

A recent article in the Bucks County Herald covers the Pennsylvania Highlands Trail Network project and the PA Highlands Trail Stewards. Read More

AMC Teams with Boy Scouts on PHTN Project

The Appalachian Mountain Club recently teamed with a Quakertown area Boy Scout Troop to support the construction of trail amenities along the Pennsylvania Highlands Trail Network. Read More

Perkasie Receives $50K for Liberty Bell Trail Study

Recently, DCNR announced that the Borough of Perkasie will receive a $50,000 grant to prepare a trail study for the Liberty Bell Trail in Perkasie, Sellersville, East Rockhill Township, West Rockhill Township, Richland Township and Quakertown Borough. Read More