Segment #1 (Riegelsville to Unami Hills at Finland)
This easternmost planning segment of the Pennsylvania Highlands Trail Network (PHTN) encompasses potions of Bucks, Lehigh and Northampton Counties and includes a variety of rural, suburban and urban landscapes. The PA Highlands Trail begins at the Delaware River in the Borough of Riegelsville and co-joins the D&L Trail. Currently two routes are being explored including a Northern Route that follows the D&L Trail along the towpaths of the Delaware Canal and Lehigh Canal from Riegelsville to Bethlehem; and a Southern Route that follows the D&L Trail south from Riegelsville to the planned Ringing Rocks Trail.
The Highlands Trail will connect four of the seven Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources designated Conservation Landscapes, including: Lehigh Valley Greenways, Schuylkill Highlands, Susquehanna Riverlands, and South Mountain. Segment #1 contains portions of two of those Conservation Landscapes: Schuylkill Highlands and the Lehigh Valley Greenways.
To view the Trail Section pages, zoom-in and hover over the above trail map; click the pointer and when the information box pops up click on “Read More.” Or follow these links to view each Section Page: Riegelsville to Ringing Rocks; Ringing Rocks Trail; Ringing Rocks to Nockamixon; Tower Road to Rt. 563; Rt. 563 to Johns Pond; Johns Pond to Marina Section; Marina to Weisel Youth Hostel; Weisel Hostel to Quakertown; Riegelsville to Easton; Easton to South Bethlehem Greenway; South Bethlehem Greenway; South Bethlehem Greenway Gap; Saucon Rail Trail; Coopersburg to California Road; California to Krupp Park; Krupp Park to Hunters Crossing; Hunters Crossing and Brayden Garden Trails; Toll Gate; Barrel Run Trail; Unami Trail; Kumry Road to Finland