Hiking the Highlands is a new monthly podcast about the numerous hiking trails in the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania and interviews with individuals interested or active with this outdoor activity. Hosted by The Tribune-Democrat's Josh Byers.

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On this episode I hike the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail with Kimberly Peck, an environmental education specialist with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. We cover how Laurel Ridge Park came to be, backpacking tips and natural resources in the area.

This time around, Stackhouse Park Board Chairman Mike Zibura guides me through the beautiful nature area nestled between Westmont Borough, Lower Yoder Township, Brownstown and several other municipalities in Cambria County, Pennsylvania. We cover everything from preservation of the park, the…

On this episode of Hiking the Highlands, I'm joined by Cambria County Conservation and Recreation Authority Executive Director Cliff Kitner. We take to The Path of the Flood Trail, starting from the Franklin Borough trailhead, and chat about everything from CCCRA projects and Cliff's backgro…


JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - Every episode of Hiking the Highlands has sections that get cut before the final edit makes its way to the listeners.