THE ASHLAND MAP GUIDE
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Your Source for Ashland Watershed Trails, Mountain Lakes, Ashland streets and Lithia Park
Now on your phone…check out the georeferenced version of the Ashland Watershed Map made possible by the Rogue River Siskiyou National Forest. Go to www.avenzamaps.com or download the app.
We invite you to get out and explore the trails responsibly. This Map Guide includes maps of the 15,000 acre Ashland Watershed, the foothills, the Ashland City Street, Parks and Lithia Park. This educational map project was created from a valuable partnership between Travel Ashland, Ashland Chamber of Commerce and the Ashland Forest Resiliency Project – one of the most mindful forest management projects in the country. www.afrblog.org This map is produced by Travel Ashland.
Cover Story: The cover of the Ashland Map Guide showcases Sierra Samhammer riding Jaberwocky, a challenging single-track trail in the Ashland Watershed. A role model to all female riders, Sierra is a 13-year-old BMX racer and avid mountain bike rider from Medford. She has been racing BMX competitively for 8 years, and has captured state championship #1 status 10 times during her short career. For the past 4 years, Sierra has competed on the National BMX circuit, traveling around the West Coast and beyond. Last season, she won the prestigious Race of Champions, and finished in the top-10 at the Grand Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which is the final culminating National event of the season. When she is not competing against the Expert boys at our local BMX track, Rogue Valley BMX, she can be found riding the incredible trails of Ashland with her friends and family. BMX racing can be incredibly intense and competitive, which is why Sierra's time on her mountain bike is so special to her. Out on the trail, there's no worry of beating someone to the finish line or being told to "pedal, pedal, pedal", which is a daily occurrence on the track. Sierra feels very lucky to have such an amazing outlet in our local trail system, and she hopes to see you out there riding with her soon.
The mission of our educational map is to create awareness, expand public understanding and foster stewardship of Ashland’s outdoors and resources. With the map you will learn of the value and history of Ashland’s watershed, from fire to water to a community settled because of its alluring source. While showcasing the work done by the Ashland Forest Resiliency project - past, present and future – the AFR initiative provides crucial forest management for fire protection and better access to AFR project areas to ensure the Ashland Watershed is healthy and continues to provide Ashland’s unsurpassed livability for decades to come. The map is produced by the Ashland Visitor and Convention Bureau.
To receive a copy of the Ashland Map Guide:
- Pick up the Guide at the Ashland Chamber office, located at 110 East Main Street (M-F, 9:00am to 5:00pm)
- Request a copy to be mailed to you by clicking here
- OR download the PDF version here
“Engage in the Legacy” - Donate today.
You can become a part of this legacy. To ensure this amazing resource of the Ashland Watershed, its drinking water and scenic beauty continues to thrive, we ask for your support by contributing financially.
Your tax deductible donation will go to fund future work of the Ashland Forest Resiliency Project. As of 2014, $4 million more is needed to complete the current AFR phase.
Donate by mail:
Please make donations payable to
Ashland Chamber Foundation (501c3)
PO Box 1360 Ashland, Oregon 97520.
Donate in person:
Ashland Chamber office located at 110 East Main Street, Ashland Oregon 97520
For Online Donations:
Click Here to Donate
Thank you and we appreciate the support of the Ashland Forest Resiliency Project.