The Highlands Trail co-aligns with the D&L Trail south from the city of Easton. In Bridgeton Township, Bucks County, the Highlands Trail heads west toward the Ringing Rocks Trailhead on Route 32 (River Road). The trail crosses River Road and continues west into Ringing Rocks Park and ends at the parking lot.
From its co-alignment on the D&L Trail in Bridgeton Township, Bucks County, the Highlands Trail heads west and follows a crushed stone path for roughly 1,000 feet (0.2 miles) toward the Ringing Rocks Trailhead on River Road (Route 32). From the trailhead, the Highlands Trail is proposed to cross River Road and continue heading west on a natural surface hiking trail through Ringing Rocks County Park. Ringing Rocks Park contains unique natural features including an intermittent waterfall and a boulder field, as well as large diabase boulders throughout the park.
1.0 mile of crushed stone trail from the D&L Trail to the parking lot in Ringing Rocks Park. Within Ringing Rocks Park, conditions are steep in areas and rocky throughout. Picnic tables are located in Ringing Rocks Park at the trailhead. The parking lot can become full on fair weather days. A kiosk provides a map of the trails within the park. A port-o-jon is located by the parking area.
Average slope: 7.7%; Maximum Slope: 27.4%
Feasiblity studies and plans that have been prepared for this trail are listed below.
This section of the Highlands Trail can be accessed at:
- Ringing Rocks Trailhead on River Road / Route 32 (1975 River Road, Upper Black Eddy, PA)
- Ringing Rocks Park on Ringing Rocks Road (Bridgeton Township)