The Upper Bucks Rail Trail

Trail Alignment

The Pennsylvania Highlands Trail Network (PHTN) will coalign on this planned rail trail in northern Bucks County. This approximately 3.0 mile section of unused rail corridor is currently in the design and engineering phase and construction is expected to begin in 2019. The Bucks County Commissioners have committed funding to design and build the trail, with the Townships of Springfield and Richland taking responsibility for maintenance. The project will connect to the seven-mile Saucon Rail Trail at the Lehigh County line near Coopersburg. The trail will follow the rail right-of-way from the Lehigh County line at Coopersburg and head south through Springfield Township to Veterans Park in Richland Township. Development of the Upper Bucks Rail Trail will also allow for the connection to existing trails and sidewalks in Richland Township and the Borough of Quakertown that are also part of the PHTN.

Trail Concept Plan

For more information follow the link to the Quakertown Region Trails Concept Plan. (PDF-13.8 mb)

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AMC Presents Circuit Trails Visual Assessment Project at DVRPC

On Wednesday, June 12th, AMC’s Circuit Trail Visual Assessment project team presented to DVRPC’s Information Resources Exchange Group. Read More

AMC Presents Visual Assessment Project at PALTA Conference

On May 16th, AMC staff presented its study “Protecting Significant Views on The Circuit: A Visual Assessment of Conservation Priorities Along The Circuit Trails” at the Pennsylvania Land Conservation Conference. Read More

AMC Hosts The Circuit Trails Visual Assesment Study Webinar

On Wednesday, April 24th, Appalachian Mountain Club hosted a webinar to present its comprehensive visual assessment project of 30 Circuit Trails in PA and NJ. Read More

AMC and Lehigh Partner on Saucon Park Signage Project

AMC partnered with Lehigh University to design and install two interpretive signs in Saucon Park in the City of Bethlehem. The signs interpret natural and historical features location in the park.   Read More