Hiking in Lithia Park

photo by David Chapman

Welcome to the Ashland Woodland & Trails Association (AWTA), a private, non-profit group committed to helping Ashland preserve, maintain and provide appropriate public access to the woodlands and trails for the people of our community.

Today, Ashland boasts a park system of 180 acres of developed park land, 463 acres of undeveloped park land, and over 20 miles of trails – all centered around Lithia Park, Ashland’s 93-acre crown jewel. To help ensure a lasting trails legacy, we helped prepare, in 2006, the Ashland Trails Master Plan for city lands. In 2010, we began working with the Forest Service to create a trails plan for the Ashland watershed,  and in 2011, submitted our Master Trails Plan for the Ashland Watershed.  In 2014, the Forest Service completed their Environmental Assessment of our plan (which can be found here) and proposed an alternative. We’re pleased to announce that the Ashland Trails Plan was signed at the end of 2015. We plan on implementing much of the plan in 2016.

Next trail work: April 1, 2017 Meet us at Bandersnatch parking lot at 9:45am

Learn about our mission, come to one of our trail events, review and print our trail maps, become a member, or make a donation.

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