Upper Bucks Rail Trail

The Upper Bucks Rail Trail connects Coopersburg to Quakertown in Springfield and Richland Townships, Bucks County.

Highlands Trail Route

From Coopersburg, the Upper Bucks Rail Trail follows a SEPTA-owned former rail corridor south toward the Quakertown area for 3.2 miles, connecting to Veterans Park on East Pumping Station Road in Richland Township.


The Upper Bucks Rail Trail is constructed of a trail surface aggregate material and provides universal access. The trail also includes 800 feet of boardwalk in Springfield Township. The Bucks County Commissioners used Act 13 Legacy Funds for trail design and construction, and Springfield and Richland Townships manage and maintain the trail. The trail connects to the 7.5 mile Saucon Rail Trail at the Lehigh County line near Coopersburg.

Average slope: 2.7%; Maximum Slope: 15.6%

Trail Planning

Trail feasiblity studies and plans that have been developed for this section of the Highlands Trail are listed below.

Access Points

The Upper Bucks Rail Trail can be accessed from:

  • Veterans Park, E. Pumping Station Road, Quakertown
  • Richland Fire & Rescue Trailhead, Shelly Road, Quakertown

Nearby Destinations

The following destinations are on or near the Upper Bucks Rail Trail:

  • Coopersburg Borough
  • Quakertown Borough
  • Veterans Park, Quakertown
  • The Park at Fourth and Univest Performance Center, E. Mill Street, Quakertown