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Rail Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

0.8 mile 1.3 kilometer point to point
89% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 263' 80 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 2,181' 665 m
Low: 1,918' 585 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)

Dogs

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Trail shared by Bruce Hope

Run the route of the historic Bullis logging railroad.

Bruce Hope

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Wildflowers

The trails are open year-round but can get muddy (or snowy) in places during the winter.

The trails are used by hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians, so please observe proper trail etiquette. A few trails are reserved for mountain biking (these are usually signed as such), so please don’t hike on these.

There are no potable water sources in the park or along the trails – be sure to bring plenty of your own.

Need to Know

There are no fees to use this park. There are 7 designated parking areas throughout the park, each with room for 5 to 12 cars. They are located near clusters of trail heads. Some have chemical toilets but most have no amenities beyond a parking space. Very useful paper trails maps are sometimes available at the parking area kiosks but can also be obtained online.

Description

The 0.9 mile Rail Trail starts at Parking Area P-1 and follows the route of the historic Bullis logging railroad up-canyon, past the site of the old Jacksonville Reservoir (now being restored as a wetland) and a replica railroad trestle at the site of a 1916 train wreck. It crosses Jacksonville Reservoir Road to end at a junction with the Norling Trail on Jackson Creek.

Flora & Fauna

Watch out for ticks in the spring, rattlesnakes (rare) in the warmer months, and poison oak all year-round. Consider these nuisances if you let your dog off-leash.

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Contacts

Land Manager: City of Jacksonville, OR

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Winter comes to the Jacksonville Forest.
Feb 24, 2019 near Jackson…, OR
Scene of the fatal train wreck on Rail Trail
Mar 20, 2019 near Jackson…, OR
Starting out on the Rail Trail
Sep 5, 2018 near Jackson…, OR

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