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HIKING FOREST PARK

This beautiful trail system lies just outside of Jacksonville, and is laced with natural wonders and beauties for every level of hiker or cyclist.  A diverse landscape, Forest Park offers over 30 miles of trails in over 1,000 acres of forested hills for you to explore!


The park has ample parking, and several trails that are distinctly marked for hiking-only, biking-only, or multiuse. There are plenty of benches throughout the hiking trails to enjoy a picnic with family, or take in the beauty of nature surrounding you. Wildflowers, deer and ducks live freely throughout the park, and you are sure to spot some beautiful wildlife at some point on your adventure. You will also find historical markers memorializing the Rogue Valley's mining history, including an old mine car track! View or download a map of the park here.


Whether you seek to soak in nature or you're looking for a place to mountain bike, Forest Hill's choose-your-own-adventure trail system has something for every adventure seeker!

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Forest Park

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

Distance: varies based on chosen route, signage posted with loop & trail distances 

Restrooms: Free with multiple lots throughout the park

Restrooms: Pit toilets throughout the park 

Optimal Season: Year-round, weather permitting

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This beautiful trail system is great for family hikes with the kiddos, picnics, mountain biking, trail running, photography, and taking your dogs out in nature! Be sure to watch for ticks and poison oak in the hotter months, and slick mud in the cooler seasons. Some overlooks also have steep ledges, so it is always wise to use caution while enjoying your adventure.

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Take Oregon Highway 62 (Crater Lake Highway) west until it turns into Rossanley Lane (Highway 238). Continue 2.2 miles and turn left onto Hanley Road (Highway 238 continued). Follow Highway 238 for 2.8 miles through Jacksonville. Turn right on East California Street. Pass through the intersection at North Oregon Street and continue on California Street (Highway 238 continued) for 1.6 miles. Make a right onto Jacksonville Reservoir Road for 0.25 miles to the entrance of the park.

Looking for more exciting adventures? The Heart of the Rogue is endless in its adventure and event opportunities. Discover more trails specifically meant for bikers, or explore more hiking adventures you can trek on your journey exploring the rugged rogue!

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