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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Community Open House Addresses Trail Gap

On the evening of Monday, October 16th, members of the Tollgate Landing community met with AMC staff and representatives of Richland and Milford Townships to discuss the potential for a trail connection to a new park and Trumbauersville Elementary School. Read More

AMC Presents Circuit Trails Visual Assessment Pilot Project

On Friday, September 22, 2017 members of the Appalachian Mountain Club staff presented the results of its Circuit Trails Visual Assessment Pilot Project to project stakeholders. Read More

Circuit Trails Visual Assessment Project Kick Off

The Appalachian Mountain Club is conducting an assessment of land conservation opportunities to assist in the protection of a high quality trail experience through a GIS-based analysis of viewsheds along the Circuit Trails. Read More

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