Current Highlands Trail Projects

The current trail planning focus for the Highlands Trail project is to close gaps along the conceptual route between the Delaware River (D&L Trail) and the Perkiomen Trail.  Recently completed Highlands Trail projects and projects that are underway are included below:

  • The Upper Bucks Rail Trail is in the construction phase. This rail trail will connect to the Saucon Rail Trail at the Lehigh County line in Coopersburg and travel through Richland and Springfield Townships, Bucks County. This 3.0 mile shared use trail should be constructed by the end of summer 2020.
  • In 2019, two feasibility studies, for the Tollgate Landing HOA (Bucks County) and the Musser Scout Reservation (Montgomery County) were completed.
  • In 2019, a Schuylkill Highlands Mini-grant was received to prepare a Trail Feasibility Study for the Unami Creek Trail in Milford Township.
  • A new trailhead on the north side of River Road in Bridgeton Township opened in 2019. This trailhead will provide access to the D&L Trail, Delaware Canal State Park and Ringing Rocks County Park.
  • In the summer of 2018, the directional signage marking the PHTN route through the Borough of Quakertown was installed.

 

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Construction Begins on Upper Bucks Rail Trail

The Upper Bucks Rail Trail is now in the construction phase. The project, located in Springfield and Richland Townships, will cover three miles of unused railbed from Veterans Park in Richland to just outside Coopersburg, in Springfield Township. Read More

AMC Raises LWCF Awareness at Valley Forge National Historical Site

Appalachian Mountain Club Delaware Valley Chapter outdoor leader and conservation chair joined 11 hikers at Valley Forge National Historical Park to hike 6 miles and talk about the importance of the Land and Water Conservation Fund on Wednesday, October 30th. Read More

PA Highlands Coalition Hosts Local Funding Webinar

On Thursday October 31st, 2019 the PA Highlands Coalition hosted “Match Funding: Open Space Referendums and other local tools to support Land Conservation” during a one-hour webinar. Read More

AMC Highlights LWCF at Washington Crossing State Park

On Wednesday, October 30th, AMC Delaware Valley Chapter outdoor leader and Mid Atlantic conservation policy staff joined 36 hikers to walk 9 miles and talk about the importance of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Read More