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Explore the Jackson Walkable Trails System


Welcome to the Jackson Walkable Trails System

From Sharp Park, to Dahlem, to MacCready Reserve - there is no shortage of peaceful parks and nature preserves for walking in the Jackson area. What about urban walks through Jackson? Leaving from downtown there are number of great routes that take you through beautiful neighborhoods and around some of the area's most historic buildings. 

Step by Step and Dahlem, together with the City of Jackson and Jackson County, worked to create three new walking routes that begin and end in downtown Jackson. These new routes, together with the designated trails and parks available in the area, help to highlight the bounty of options for active living in Jackson.

Downtown Walking Routes

Blackman Loop - A short loop (1.9 miles) through downtown. Along the way you'll pass Withington Park and Under the Oaks.

Foote Loop - A little longer (3.7 miles) this loop takes walkers along the river walk at the Consumer's building, past the hospital, Loomis Park, the Armory, and back downtown.

Sparks Loop - The longest loop (6.2 miles) passes mt. Evergreen cemetary, visits Sparks Park, and utilizes the Equality Trail.

Parks and Nature Areas

Cascade Falls Park

Clark Lake Spirit Trail


Equality Trail

Falling Waters Trail

MacCready Reserve

Sharp Park

Take the Challenge

This summer, challenge yourself to walk at least 20 miles on the Jackson Walkable Trails. Use our Wellness Challenge to track your progress. Each time you log miles, you'll be entered entered into a monthly prize drawing. See you on the trails!