Welcome to the Applegate Trails Association

Our video, “Walking the Wild Applegate,” is now online! Watch and then support the development of the Applegate Ridge Trail!

OR, if you already know you want to help,

Please join our online email campaign to support the development of the Applegate Ridge Trail!

The Applegate Valley and surrounding Siskiyou Mountains provide some of the best non-motorized trails in Southern Oregon (if not in the Pacific Northwest!).

Whether you are a hiker, equestrian, or mountain biker, the recreation in our valley is nonpareil.

The Applegate Trails Association (ATA) leads hikes for the general public, maintains the trail system at Cantrall-Buckley County Park and we are working hard on our most exciting and ambitious project–the proposed Applegate Ridge Trail.

The Applegate Ridge Trail (ART)

ATA’s chief project is the proposed Applegate Ridge Trail (the ART), which will span from the Cathedral Hills trail system south of Grants Pass to the Jacksonville Woodlands. There it will meet the proposed “JackAsh Trail” in Jacksonville, being built by the Siskiyou Uplands Trails Association (SUTA), which will provide a continuous trail from Jacksonville to Ashland. more on the ART…


Join Us!

The ATA invites anyone who enjoys hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking, and believes in the value of an Applegate trail system, to join us in the field. Help us rediscover old trails, build and develop new ones, plan and conduct ATA events and more. Donations are always appreciated. If you would like to volunteer in any capacity, please call David Calahan at 541-899-1226 or email david@applegatetrails.org.


 The (proposed) Applegate Ridge Trail