Guided Forest Park Hike is July 18, 2016

If you want to start-off the third week of July with a friendly group of people, outstanding scenery and some exercise, join us for another guided hike in the Forest Park! The hike is set […]

Hike to the Top of Mt. Elijah with Applegate Trails Association – by Diana Coogle

The recent excitement ATA generated from our May hike on the proposed Jack-Ash and Applegate Ridge Trails hasn’t blotted-out our excitement about the hikes we lead on currently-established Applegate trails. It’s now my turn as […]

Great New Trails to Hike in Forest Park – by Clayton Gillette

Trail Talk – July 2016

Forest Park is unlike most city parks in that there aren’t amenities like flush toilets and playgrounds. As the name implies, it is a park in the forest, […]

Beekman Arboretum Nature Walk and Clean-Up

Come join us for the first annual Beekman Arboretum Nature Walk and Clean-Up event on Saturday, July 16th, 2016!

Join Jacksonville residents Lauren Kemple, Becka Kem and Rhonda Brown for a short nature walk followed by […]

Bella Bucks Benefit Bridge

In early June 2016, Jacksonville Woodlands Association received a generous $1300 donation from Bella Union Restaurant. When Bella Union co-owner Christian Hamilton wrote the check, he said he was very proud to have done so! […]

Exploring Forest Park – by Clayton Gillette

Trail Talk – June 2016

Ok. So you’re a first-time visitor to Jacksonville’s Forest Park. Yes, you’ve heard the talk about Jacksonville’s claim to being the “Hiking Capital of Southern Oregon,” and you […]

Guided Hike Series at Jacksonville’s Forest Park

Join us for a guided hike in Jacksonville’s Forest Park to be held on Monday, June 20, 2016 beginning at 8:30 am.  This is the second hike in a series of 5 this season, all […]

On the Civility of Trails – by Clayton Gillette

Trail Talk – May 2016

No longer a line item in most governmental budgets, trail maintenance for hiking trails across the US has become the responsibility of the user groups. It’s not […]

2016 JWA Hike-a-Thon Wrap-up – by Gayle Stokes

Did you know that the original Britt Gardens, designed by Jacksonville pioneer photographer and horticulturist Peter Britt, was once a destination attraction in the Northwest? Portlanders would make special train trips to come see the […]

Help Spruce-Up Riverside Trails at Cantrall Buckley Park on April 23

It’s our birthday! On April 23rd, the Applegate Trails Association (ATA) celebrates 5 years of community hikes, events and trail building. Our first project for 2016 is sprucing-up the two riverside loop trails at your […]