Major Announcement:


The BLM has abandoned the Middle Applegate Timber Sale after receiving heavy opposition from citizens in the Rogue and Applegate valleys.

But don't relax: The BLM is now requesting input for a NEW project, this one called the "Bear Grub Vegetation Management Project," which just happens to overlap some of the original Middle Applegate Timber Sale parcels. Commercial logging is possible within sight of the Sterling Ditch, Applegate and other trails. If this concerns you, more information can be found here. Click on the "Documents" and "Maps" links to get the formal BLM notice and map. When you have those, download the Southwestern Oregon Resource Management Plan at This document contains the specifics, as referred to in the Bear Grub project proposal.

2020 Trail Maintenance Work Parties


  • Saturday, February 1,2020

  • Saturday, March 7, 2020

  • Saturday, April 4, 2020

  • Saturday, June 6, 2020

Help us maintain the stunning East Applegate Ridge Trail. You will meet new friends, develop camaraderie, get some exercise, help your community and discover this incredibly beautiful trail. We meet at 9:00 a.m. and quit in time to eat lunch at the trailhead at 12:30 p.m. The east trailhead is located at the end of BLM road 38-2-29.1. Coming from Jacksonville, turn left on Cady Road, turn right on Sterling Creek Road, turn right again 150 yards past the 4-mile marker and proceed to the trailhead. We will have directional signs out. ATA provides tools, snacks and lunch. There are a variety of tasks for all skill levels. RSVP is always appreciated (, but not required. Please just show up.


Thanks to all volunteers and supporters!

Salmon Viewing: Hikes and Strolls 

Dates: September 28 - November 10, 2019

Locations: Various


KS Wild and Rogue Riverkeeper lead various hikes and strolls (varying difficulties) to look for and learn about salmon as they migrate upstream into the Rogue and Applegate watersheds. Details can be found here.




The Applegate Trails Association is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit foundation. All donations are tax deductible.

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