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. As of July 2017, the trail is now OPEN! with many thanks to very dedicated teams of people!  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.

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 continue the Jack-Ash Trail

See Our RAZOO Page Here