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Your outdoor activity guide to the PA Highlands

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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.

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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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Circuit Trails Visual Assessment Project Kicks 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

PennDOT Provides Passage for PHTN in Upper Salford

At a recent meeting in Upper Salford Township, representatives from PennDOT and engineers from McCormick Taylor provided details about how the Pennsylvania Highlands Trail Network (PHTN) will pass under Route 63 (Sumneytown Pike) in Upper Salford Township. Read More

New Kiosk Installed Along PHTN in Quakertown

AMC, Quakertown Alive! and Quakertown Borough team to provide a new interpretive kiosk along the PHTN in Quakertown. Read More