Jackson is fortunate to have a system of
local trails within Ella Sharp
Park, a popular city park in
the middle of the city. In addition to
the trails, the park also has softball
diamonds, soccer fields, a public pool,
a miniature golf, and a driving range.
There is also a museum with a restaurant
on the grounds.
The main entrance to the park is on
Fourth St., on the east side of the
street. The main entrance is across the
street from Ella Sharp Park Municipal
Golf Course. Just north of the entrance,
and on the other side of the street, is
Park Side Junior High School. Alpine
Lake Apartments are to the north of the
Park entrance. Using city streets, it is
also possible to enter the park at other
locations, including from S. Jackson
St., Probert Rd., and Stonewall Rd.
trails provide people in the Jackson
area with opportunities for fitness,
recreation, and enjoyment. There are 9
separate trails. These trails are
suitable for mountain biking, running or
hiking. There is approximately 11.5
miles of single track cut into the woods
of the Park.
Your Way--Locating Trailheads
are well distributed throughout the
park. To assist you to locate trials,
trailheads are marked by signs. As you
travel on the trails, you will notice
orange paint (usually) on trees or other
landmarks so you can follow the trails.
Your Way--Trails Map & Trails
ride any trails you like in whatever
sequence you choose. It is possible to
begin at one trail and continue with
them all in a continuous loop. (Provides
a pretty good workout.) To view a
map showing all of the trails, click
on the image to the left. Trails are
indicated on the map so
reference them on the
Trails Description page.
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