Trail Planning Segments and Sections

For the purposes of trail planning over a large landscape like the Pennsylvania Highlands, eight trail segments have been defined by the co-alignment of the Highlands Trail with existing major trails such as the Perkiomen Trail or Horse-Shoe Trail, as well as by significant gaps between individual trail sections. The eight planning segments can be viewed by clicking on the Segment Photos that appear below, or by hovering over the Interactive Trail Map above to locate each Trail Segment. Click on “Read More” when the pop-up information box appears.

Each Planning Segment contains one or more Trail Planning Section pages. To view each Section Page go to a particular Map Segment, then zoom in on the map and move your cursor over the trail for the Section Page information box to appear. The section pages contain more detailed information such as trail status, mileage, surface type, and the trail ownership/management entity.

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Congress Proposes Legislation to Reauthorize Highlands Conservation Act

Federal support is key to the success of land conservation efforts. Legislation like the Highlands Conservation Act, originally passed in 2004, has been instrumental in preserving valuable resources throughout the Highlands region. While the original authorization has lapsed, efforts are underway in Congress to reauthorize this important program. Read More

PennDOT Provides Passage for PHTN in Upper Salford

At a recent meeting in Upper Salford Township, representatives from PennDOT and engineers from McCormick Taylor provided details about how the Pennsylvania Highlands Trail Network (PHTN) will pass under Route 63 (Sumneytown Pike) in Upper Salford Township. Read More

New Kiosk Installed Along PHTN in Quakertown

AMC, Quakertown Alive! and Quakertown Borough team to provide a new interpretive kiosk along the PHTN in Quakertown. Read More

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