Our Mission

Welcome to SUTA!

Southern Oregon’s Siskiyou Upland Trails Association!

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.

SUTA’s Jack-Ash trail system hooks up many long-established trails and roads that run from the Ashland trails at Wagner Butte across the scenic ridge lines to Anderson Butte and on into the Jacksonville trail system.  Taking advantage of our area’s jaw-dropping vistas and beautiful forests found on the ridges above Ashland, Talent, Phoenix, Medford, and Jacksonville, SUTA’s trail runs through a wide diversity of landscapes and ecosystems.  The trail includes the historic Sterling Mine Ditch Trail as part of a loop around Anderson Butte.  This community-created trail will provide close-to-home recreational opportunities for all non-motorized activities, including hikers, equestrians, bicyclists, and runners, as well as local residents wanting a lovely stroll through the woods with their families and dogs.

The trail can be enjoyed for a short outing or for a long-distance experience. As we formalize this trail system over the next several years, we will be working with the local community of recreational users, the Oregon Department of  Parks and Recreation, the US Bureau of Land Management, the US Forest Service, and private land owners.  Our goal is to meet the recreational needs of our local community while insuring our trail is carefully sited and maintained to protect the resources we all want to enjoy well into the future.

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SUTA SPONSOR

SUTA SPONSOR

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!

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DONATIONS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED!

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