Welcome to the Siskiyou Upland Trails Association Website!

The Siskiyou Upland Trails Association (SUTA) develops and maintains a non-motorized community trail system focused on the ridges between Jacksonville and Ashland – including Bald Mountain, Point Mountain, Anderson Butte and many unnamed mountains.

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 for equestrians, hikers, runners, and bicyclists.

The Jack-Ash Trail is a new trail being developed in two phases:  Phase 1 connects both ends of the Sterling Mine Ditch Trail using new trails and existing dirt roads creating about 42 miles of trails and loops, all located on federal lands managed by the Medford BLM. 

Phase 1 of our trail was approved by the Medford BLM in September 2016 and construction began November 6th, 2016.  We hope to open this trail by Spring of 2017.  Phase 2 of the Jack-Ash trail planning and development will occur over the next several years and connect to the Jacksonville, Ashland, and Applegate Ridge Trail systems. The Phase 2 route is proposed through federal lands managed by the BLM and the US Forest Service, as well as private property.

Help us Complete Construction of the Jack-Ash Trail —

UPDATE:  As of 5/19/17, we have 6 switchbacks to complete.  We need your help to finance the work.  We are making wonderful progress!

Since 2009, the Siskiyou Upland Trails Association (SUTA) has been working to create a a trail system along the ridges between Jacksonville and Ashland Oregon – dubbed the Jack-Ash Trail. We’ve made progress with the help of all of our great volunteers and work crews, but we need your help to take the Jack-Ash to new heights! The section of trail up and over Anderson Butte is under construction and we want to complete construction by early Summer.

This is where your help is urgently needed. Of the total 15-mile length of the Jack-Ash Trail, we have a little over two miles of trail and some time-consuming switchbacks left to build. We estimate we will need an additional $15,000 to push the trail over the top. We already have a $3,000 pledge from a local business to jump-start our goal, if the community steps up and donates, too.

With your financial help, we hope the Jack-Ash Trail system will be ready for you to enjoy this summer. There are several ways to contribute via a tax-deductible donation:

— Via Razoo:

~ Via PayPal:



~  Send a check to: SUTA

PO Box 901, Jacksonville, OR 97530

With much Gratitude ~ The SUTA Board of Directors

Featured Video

Sterling Mine Ditch Trail video by Jeffrey Judkins ~July 2014




On Sunday, November 6, 2016, members of the Medford BLM and the Siskiyou Upland Trails Association, armed with chainsaws, began an impressive effort to build the Jacksonville-Ashland trail, a.k.a., the Jack-Ash Trail.  Branches were heaved, poison oak was pulled, and dead trees dragged off the trail.  Slow slogging and dense manzanita in places didn’t stop the crew, who finished nearly 3/4 of a mile of trail.

The work on this trail continues  in to 2017!

Thank you for your support!



REI Medford has graciously provided grants to SUTA to fund key improvements to the Sterling Mine Ditch Trail - such as our kiosks and bridges. Please let them know you appreciate their support for SUTA’s trail projects!



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

Please consider a tax-deductible donation to

SUTA for 2017.

You can either donate using PAYPAL or send your donations to: SUTA, PO BOX 901, Jacksonville OR 97530

SUTA is an IRS approved 501(c3) non-profit. All donations are tax deductible.


OR by Donating via RAZOO ~ Fund Raising to finish the Jack-Ash Trail

See Our RAZOO Page Here