Jacksonville Forest Park
ElevationAscent: 2,054' 626 m
Descent: -2,058' -627 m
High: 3,382' 1,031 m
Low: 1,898' 579 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (4°)
Max Grade: 29% (16°)
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Little Greyback - Mule Mountain Loop
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17.2 mi 27.6 km • Loop • 1,192 ft Ascent 363.27 m Ascent
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Horse Springs Out-and-Back
5.8 mi 9.4 km • Out and Back • 1,141 ft Ascent 347.9 m Ascent
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“A loop representing some of the best of the trails in Forest Park”— Peter Carse
After only a hundred yards on the top part of Granite, turn right on Halls of Manzanita and climb up to a viewpoint looking down-valley, towards the southeast. Here begins the fun, tight descent through manzanita forest, past a junction with Naversen Family trail, to a right turn onto Canyon Vista. This trail winds along a contour through madrone, oak, and manzanita bringing you to the Jackson Creek Road.
Turning right on this narrow road, climb for three-quarters of a mile up the creek, paralleling the hiker-only Jackson Creek Trail, until you reach the Jackson Ridge Trail on your left. Take this singletrack and climb, at times quite steeply, up through thick forest.
At the top of the ridge, turn right on Atsahu, which ascends slightly before starting down a new twisty singletrack to the upper Norling Creek road. Turn right, uphill, on Norling road, then keep left at an unmarked fork, soon passing the top of the Shade Creek hiker trail on your left. Following signs, still on Atsahu, continue on a non-motorized old forest road to a signed crossing of "Arrowhead Pass" trail, where Atsahu becomes singletrack again. This brings you right around to the saddle between the two summits of Twin Peaks.
Zoom down the Twin Peaks trail, then the Norling Creek road, to the northern end of Ol' Miners. This is an easy turn to miss: it's after the trailhead for Naversen Family, on a steep left-hand turn in the road, just before the lower trailhead for Ridge View.
Follow Ol' Miners back to the lower kiosk parking area, keeping generally to the contour at the numerous marked intersections.
Currently, the park is comprised of over 1000 acres of steep, hilly, wooded terrain, laced with cool shady creeks, and has 25 miles of trails, with more planned. The huge job of building and maintaining these wonderful trails has been shouldered by the Jacksonville City Park rangers, volunteers from the Jacksonville Woodlands Association, and the Rogue Valley Mountain Bike Association.
Local Club: Rogue Valley Mountain Bike Association
May 13, 2019: Write now to support beginner trail in Outer Lithia Park
Apr 17, 2019: Kids MTB Clinic (April 28)
Land Manager: City of Jacksonville, OR