Horse-Shoe Trail

The Horse-Shoe Trail begins in Valley Forge National Historic Park and continues westward for over 140 miles to its junction with the Appalachian Trail, northeast of Harrisburg. The Pennsylvania Highlands Trail Network is envisioned to follow the Horse-Shoe Trail for approximately 62.7 miles between French Creek State Park and the Lebanon Valley Rail Trail. 

The trail runs through a variety of privately owned lands, state game lands and parks and is open to the public primarily for hiking and equestrian use. Mountain biking is allowed “at the discretion of landowners only.” The Horse-Shoe Trail Conservancy produces an excellent Trail Guide that is available for order (



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PHTN Proceeds in Green Lane

In their July meeting, the Green Lane Borough Council approved the proposed PHTN route through Green Lane. Read More

Highlight the Highlands: Partners Defend Tohickon Creek, Bucks County

The eastern-most section of the PA Highlands borders the renowned Delaware River from Easton in Northampton County to Washington Crossing in Bucks County,and the area falls within the Lower Delaware Wild & Scenic River System. Read More

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