Yay, a new trail! Recently I had the opportunity to hike on the recently completed East Applegate Ridge Trail, near Jacksonville. This 5.6 mile trail will be part of the Applegate Ridge Trail that, when completed by the Applegate Trails Association, will make it possible to hike from Cathedral Hills (south of Grants Pass) to Jacksonville. But wait, it gets even better! The Siskiyou Upland Trails Association is working on the Jack-Ash Trail which will run from Jacksonville to Ashland on continuous trail. The two trails will link up to each other, making for a nice 50-mile backpack route from Cathedral Hills to Ashland. Is that cool, or what? For more information, follow the following links:

East Applegate Ridge Trail

Fact Sheet

Siskyou Upland Trails Association

 

2017 Hiking Miles ~ 302.1 miles

2016 Hiking Miles ~ 427.4 miles

2015 Hiking Miles ~ 382.2 miles

2014 Hiking Miles ~ 500 miles

2013 Hiking Miles ~ 407.8 miles