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. Since then 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.  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 having a 2-hour work session in the Woodlands beginning at 10:00 am on Saturday, February 20, 2016. The work will focus on removal of young scotch broom plants. Scotch broom is an invasive species that can quickly out compete native plants if allowed to spread.

Those available to help should meet at the upper Britt parking lot at 10:00 am on Saturday. Dress appropriate to the weather and bring gloves. Your JWA contact person for the work session is Bob Budesa .

  Winter Trails 


Chickadees chatter in the tree tops, towhees rustle in the debris on the forest floor, and deer tracks mingle in the mud with those of humans and dogs. With most of the trails under 2000 feet in elevation, the Jacksonville Woodlands can be a wonderful choice for a winter hike. However, there are some hazards to be aware of before you go – that mud being one of them.
Especially after a few days of rain or morning snow showers, be prepared for muddy conditions. Trails can be very slippery. The saturated ground can also cause tree roots to loose their grasp on slopes, causing trees to fall across the trails. 


If you see especially hazardous conditions, please try to note the general location. (If possible, try to pinpoint the approximate grid number on this map ). Then send a brief description to Trail Hazard .
Meanwhile, hikers should avoid walking around large mud puddles if possible to avoid damage to the surrounding area. Bicyclists are asked to please avoid riding through extensive muddy sections -- even waiting for dryer conditions if possible.   And if you’d like to help restore some of the damaged trails in the spring, be sure to click on Volunteer to be notified of any work parties. 


(Please note: no photographs on this site may be copied without permission from the photographer or JWA.)