Jack-Ash Trail

The Jacksonville to Ashland Trail, or "Jack-Ash Trail" is named for a connection between the cities of Jacksonville and Ashland Oregon. The current Phase 1 of the envisioned long distance non-motorized trail connects portions of the historic Sterling Mine Ditch Trail to existing roads and historic trails, and 4.7 miles of new trail construction up and over Anderson Butte. The trail offers a multitude of vistas and vegetation types for equestrian, mountain bikes, and hikers. The trail does utilize existing and historic sections of road along it's path. Equestrian and bike users are reminded to avoid use after significant precipitation to prevent damage to the trail.


View from the Jack-Ash Trail, from Anderson Butte looking westerly.
View from the Jack-Ash Trail, from Anderson Butte looking westerly.
Bureau of Land Management

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Medford District Office
3040 Biddle Road

Geographic Coordinates

42.186166, -122.877164


From Jacksonville Oregon: go east on E California St, becoming S Stage Rd for 3.4 miles, turning south/right on Griffin Creek Rd. Go 2.5 miles on Griffin Creek, turning east/left on Griffin Creek, which becomes Anderson Butte Rd. At 4.3 miles on Anderson Butte Rd, at the intersection of BLM Rd 38-2-26, access points begin for the Jack-Ash. Grub Gulch Trailhead: proceed approximately 1.3 miles on 38-2-26 to the access point, located on the east side of 38-2-26, and about 1/4 of a mile up the road from the Grub Gulch Trailhead of the Sterling Mine Ditch Trail. Griffin Gap, Greenstone, and Anderson Ridge Trailheads: proceed up the Anderson Butte Road to these locations, at approximately 1.5, 2.5, and 5.75 miles, respectively.


No Fees.

Stay Limit

Camping is allowed outside of trailhead locations for up to 14 days, no overnight use is allowed in the parking areas or at trailheads