The Siskiyou Upland Trails Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating and maintaining hiking, equestrian, and mountain bike riding trails in the eastern portion of the Applegate Valley. The historic Sterling Mine Ditch Trail can be accessed from seven trail heads and is passable year-round. It has approximately thirty miles of maintained trail, much of it following an 1870s ditch that brought water from the Little Applegate River to the Sterling Mine. The newly constructed Jack-Ash Trail climbs Anderson Butte from the western side. This seven mile trail can be accessed from three trail heads. Both trails offer scenic views of the surrounding Siskiyou Mountains and Applegate Valley. Visit SUTA’s website to learn more about both the Sterling Mine Ditch and Jack-Ash trails, and about volunteer opportunities to help maintain these non-motorized trails.