The Highlands Trail Network

Connecting Communities Between Along Rivers 

As it makes its way though the 13- county Pennsylvania Highlands Region, the Highlands Trail connects three rivers: the Delaware, the Schuylkill and the Susquehanna Rivers. Between these rivers, the Highlands Trail follows or crosses many creeks, including the Perkiomen and the Conewago. The Highlands Trail connects to six state parks: Delaware Canal, Nockamixon, French Creek, Gifford Pinchot, Pine Grove Furnace, and Caledonia State Parks, and one national park, Valley Forge National Historical Park. The Highlands Trail also connects to or passes close by several county parks, including Ringing Rocks Park, Green Lane Park, Central and Lower Perkiomen Valley Parks, and Chickies Rock County Park. The Highlands Trail route also connects to many municipal parks and recreation areas as well. 

Highlands Trail Interactive Map

Trail that the Highlands Trail route co-aligns with are shown on the interactive map in teal blue. Trails that are under construction are shown as solid yellow lines, trails that are planned are shown as red dotted lines, and trail gap areas are shown as grey dotted lines. For trail information, click on the trail and follow the link to that trail’s page or click on the corresponding trail picture below the interactive map. Park and recreation areas along the trail route can be shown on the map using the buttons at the bottom of the map. 

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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