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Welcome to SUTA

Southern Oregon's
Siskiyou Upland Trails Association
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SUTA is building Phase II of the Jack-Ash Trail and needs to raise $24,000 to begin construction!
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We work to link trail systems in Ashland and Jacksonville via the ridgeline. Explore scenic landscapes and perfect views.
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Blaze the trail with us! Join us on one of our upcoming work parties.
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SUTA’s mission is to create a community trail system across the Siskiyou upland ridges linking the existing trail systems of Ashland and Jacksonville. Running above the western side of Southern Oregon’s Rogue Valley, our Jack-Ash trail will provide a permanent recreational resource for our local community while protecting our natural resources into the future.   It will also provide an additional draw to visitors to our region.

Where is the Jack-Ash trail?

Our community trail system currently includes the Sterling Mine Ditch Trail – an historic and state-scenic trail with seven trail heads totaling about 26 miles and Phase I of the Jack-Ash Trail, with four trail heads, totaling 15 miles. These trails are open for equestrians, hikers, runners, and bicyclists.

Planning & Building the Jack-Ash Trail System – A Quick Overview

Upcoming Events

Many hands make light work! Successfully developing a new trail system takes a big community commitment. We would love your help out on the trails as a volunteer.

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SUTA is a volunteer organization and relies on donations from users like you to create and maintain the community trail system we all enjoy.


SUTA is grateful to A Greater Applegate for the generous grant awarded in 2021 to help update our website.

A Greater Applegate (AGA) is the community building organization serving the Applegate Valley.

SUTA wishes to acknowledge Medford District Bureau of Land Management for the ongoing partnership and partial funding for these trails.