The Highlands Trail Network

Connecting Communities and Rivers 

As it makes its way through 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. Clicking on the grey park and recreation area icons on the map will provide more information about each resource.  

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News

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AMC and Partners Produce Trail Feasiblity Study

Grant funding from the Schuylkill Highlands Conservation Landscape funded a trail feasiblity study in Upper Bucks County. Read More

iNaturalist Projects in the PA Highlands

Combining the value of citizen science with species identification, iNaturalist gives everyday people the ability to connect with their local environment and identify the flora and fauna they observe. Read More

National Public Lands Day 2020: More Ways to Connect to Nature

This year’s NPLD will look a little different, but it’s largely virtual format will give people in or near the Pennsylvania’s Highlands region plenty of opportunities to engage in a celebration and appreciation of our public lands, while contributing to volunteer efforts from behind their computer. Read More

Great American Outdoors Act signed into Law

On August 4th, 2020 GAOA was enacted into law! This measure provides full, permanent dedicated funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund and a $5.9B investment over 5 years to address the maintenance backlog on public lands. Read More