The Mapleton Hill Trail is a self guided tour through a bit of history of the area. It takes you on a discovery of the North Fork Trail, which later became the Mapleton Hill Road. As you walk the trail, you'll learn how it developed from a path cut by animals to a road that helped link Eugene and Florence.
The road's colorful history includes a covered bridge that collapsed during a snowstorm, and Model T's crashing down steep embankments while trying to negotiate sharp switchbacks.
The history of the original road makes it eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. Today's trail covers a portion of the old trail, as well as part of the original road.
There is a vault toilet at the trailhead.
Directions: From Florence, Follow Highway 26 east to County Road 5070. Follow 5070 northeast for approximately 17 miles to the trailhead.
Elevation: Sea Level
Distance: 0.5 miles
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