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's Protect the View Campaign Launches

The online campaign, Protect the View, seeks to build awareness and support for the protection of trail views and experiences within the greater Philadelphia area’s Circuit Trails network.  Read More

Upper Bucks Rail Trail Opens

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held in Richland Township to celebrate the opening of a new section of the Highlands Trail in upper Bucks County. Read More

PA Outdoor Corps in the Highlands

Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps member Kayla Snyder writes about this season’s work in the Highlands at Pine Grove Furnace State Park. Read More

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