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Jacksonville’s Emerald Necklace

From Goldmines to Woodlands Trails
Release date: November 15, 2022


Over 16 miles of trails

and fun for the whole family


Offering an Abundance

of educational opportunities


All Types of Trails

for strolling, hiking, biking and horseback riding


A Community Effort


Lots of Space

to ride and recreate



With over 16 miles of trails in the Woodlands, it’s easy to find a loop or destination that’s just right for the day.


Whether it’s donating or volunteering your time – there are many ways to help.


The official newsletters of the Jacksonville Woodlands Association. View and download them now.

NOTE: No horses are allowed on the trails. The combination of horses (along with their droppings), dogs and people on the trails creates too much congestion as well as trail damage and will no longer be permitted.

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.


Watch a video news story about the Woodlands below.

May 2, 2022

Sarah Zigler Trail Repaired and Refreshed

One of the oldest trails in the Jacksonville Woodlands, the Sarah Zigler Trail at about .66 mile is one of the oldest, and certainly most popular, Woodland’s trail.  It parallels…
June 20, 2019

View Our Latest Newsletter

The official newsletter of the Jacksonville Woodlands Association.
June 20, 2019

Spring Flowers

The Jacksonville Woodlands are awash in flowers. Pink-purple shooting stars line some of the trails, while showy white trilliums and softer white cat's ears light up the shady areas. Look…