About the Pennsylvania Highlands Trail Network

The Pennsylvania Highlands Trail Network (PHTN) is an interconnected network of recreational trails located within the 1.9 million-acre, 13 county Pennsylvania Highlands region. The PA Highlands Trail will extend the New York-New Jersey Highlands Trail into Pennsylvania, from the Delaware River at Riegelsville to the junction of the Mason Dixon and Appalachian Trails in the Whiskey Springs Uplands. Along the way the Highlands Trail will co-locate with several existing trails and connect a network of trails across a variety of landscapes. Although primarily conceived as a “rugged footpath” the Highlands Trail will include a full spectrum of trail types to accommodate  a wide range of uses including hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, cross country skiing and other forms of non-motorized recreation. The use(s) allowed on a particular section of trail are to be determined by the landowner and/or trail manager.

Acknowledgments:

The PHTN is made possible thanks to our members, supporters and funders, including:

The William Penn Foundation, founded in 1945 by Otto and Phoebe Haas, works to close the achievement gap for low-income children, ensure a sustainable environment, foster creativity that enhances civic life, and advance philanthropy in the Philadelphia region. With assets of nearly $2 billion, the Foundation distributes approximately $80 million in grants annually. Learn more about the Foundation at www.williampennfoundation.org.

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources: This project was financed in part by a grant from the Community Conservation Partnerships Program, Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund and/or Environmental Stewardship Fund, under the administration of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation.

The Edward M. Morris Foundation

News

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New Park Construction to Begin Near DCNR Trail Gap

Construction of a new community park is set to begin this summer in Richland Township, Bucks County. Read More

Public Weighs in on Trails in Unami Hills

On  May 11, 2017, the Natural Lands Trust held a Public Meeting at the Upper Salford Township Building to discuss the Fulshaw Craeg Preserve. Read More

Highlands Trail Stewards Volunteer in Richland Township

The volunteer Pennsylvania Highlands Trail Stewards installed directional signage on the PHTN in the Quakertown area. Read More

West Rockhill Talks PHTN

The West Rockhill Township Spring 2017 Newsletter includes a great article on the progress of the Pennsylvania Highlands Trail Network in upper Bucks County. Read More