Follow the North Fork Siuslaw River and Upper North Fork Road to experience the 4,000 foot PAWN loop trail that takes you through an old growth forest ecosystem. Numbered posts are located along the trail and correspond to the numbering in brochures that may be obtained on-site, or from the Mapleton Ranger District office. The brochure describes unique and interesting features found along the length of the trail.
The name PAWN came from an early 1900's community near the current location of the trail. PAWN is an acronym for the four families who were instrumental in establishing a post office on the upper portion of the North Fork Siuslaw River above Minerva. The four families were, the Pooles, Akerleys, Worthingtons, and Nolands. Marion Woosley ran the post office so the "W" eventually came to stand for Woosley.
There are restrooms at the trailhead.
Directions: From Florence, Follow Highway 26 east to County Road 5070. Follow 5070 north to County Road 5084. Follow 5084 north to Forest Route 2553. Follow 2553 east to the trailhead. The trail is approximately 18 miles from Florence.
Elevation: Sea Level
Distance: 0.7 miles
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