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. To the north, this trail will connect to the Saucon Rail Trail at the Lehigh County line in Coopersburg. To the south, the Upper Bucks Rail Trail will 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 Highlands Trail route through the Borough of Quakertown was installed.



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Highlands Organizations submit letter requesting FY21 Federal Funding

Organizations in the four-state Highlands region, the PA Highlands Coalition, Appalachian Mountain Club, and partners worked together to submit FY21 federal appropriations requests on behalf of the federal Highlands program, a program of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Read More

PA Highlands Coalition to host Webinar on Kittatinny Ridge, Global Important Bird Area

On Monday, April 6th, 2020 at 1:00pm, esteemed panelists will join the PA Highlands Coalition to host the webinar “Protection of the Kittatinny Ridge: A Global Important Bird Area.” Read More

AMC Advocates for the Delaware River Watershed in Washington DC

On Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 Appalachian Mountain Club joined advocates from the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed (CDRW) for the Coalition’s annual Hill Day event. Read More

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