Welcome to the Jacksonville Woodlands Association

The Jacksonville Woodlands Association is caring for the special places that have been saved by the citizens of Jacksonville so that all may experience our city's gold rush heritage.

In 1989, alarmed by the prospect of development destroying the scenic wooded hillsides surrounding their National Historic Landmark City, the citizens of Jacksonville, Oregon rallied to form the non-profit Jacksonville Woodlands Association. During the past 2 decades the Woodlands Association has preserved 22 parcels of forested open space (320 acres) and has constructed 18 miles of connecting interpretive and recreational trails surrounding 70% of the town's historic district. The Association's preservation efforts have attracted national attention and has set the standard for community land preservation in Oregon. Jacksonville’s 1100-acre Forest Park, located one mile west of our historic downtown, offers 15 miles of grand vistas, hiking trails, small creeks, the town’s old reservoir, interpretive markers, and remnants of old gold mines. Forest Park is a great place to ride bikes or horses or to take an extended hike. Maps of Jacksonville’s extensive trail system are available at the city’s information center, various trail heads or by contacting the JWA at: info@jvwoodlands.org or by mailing a request to: JWA, P.O. Box 1210, Jacksonville, Oregon.


The Jacksonville Woodlands Association is responsible for the care and maintenance of 16 miles of hiking trails and 320 acres of native woodlands.

Each year the Association is obligated to raise the money needed to care for this rare emerald legacy.

So, if you are a trail user, or someone who feels good about knowing that these lands are forever protected, or perhaps you enjoy our web site, maps, educational booklets, and trail displays, then we would like to hear from you.

If everyone who views this message would respond with a contribution, then our yearly budget would be met.

Please send your generous tax deductible contribution to:
P.O. Box 1210
Jacksonville, Oregon 97530

'Celebrating 25 Years' - Jacksonville Woodlands Fall Newsletter


Abundant Hiking Opportunities

Recent JWA News:


Discover Jacksonville

Explore our historic town and woodlands trails.
October 2011

Details here

Vegetation Manual of the Jacksonville Woodlands

A publication of the Jacksonville Woodlands Assocation

Click here (large pdf file)

Support the Jacksonville Woodlands Association

Purchase a Jacksonville Woodlands T-Shirt

Details here


Dedication of "Liz's Trail on April 17, 2010

Historic Jacksonville - the Hiking Capital of Oregon!

Celebrating our 22nd year

Protecting the Natural and Cultural Heritage of
Historic Jacksonville Since 1989.

"The best idea Jacksonville ever had!"

"The Woodlands Association has changed the
Cultural History of Jacksonville!"

"We love your trails!!"

"Your trails are an absolute blessing!"

"I thank you for your foresight."

If you have any questions,
or would like a trails map please e-mail or write us:

Jacksonville Woodlands Association
PO Box 1210
Jacksonville, Oregon 97530


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