The ADA-compliant trail stretch links the Thun Trail section of the Schuylkill River Trail with the French Creek State Park. The Big Woods trail project eventually will cover 13 miles, passing from the Thun Trail through the state park; over to Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site; and southward to the Boars Back Trail. This 2-mile section offers a great view of the Highlands. It is the result of numerous partners working together in landscape to make this happen. Natural Lands Trust has spent years assisting the Bureau of State Parks to make this very significant connection. The trail is to be used by bicycling and walking enthusiasts alike, the trail passes through active and former agricultural lands, and offers areas for scenic views of the Schuylkill Highlands at the summit of a large hill.