Pawn Trail #1317


The 4,000 foot loop trail takes you through an old growth forest ecosystem. The name PAWN came from an early 1900s 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.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: 8/24/2018: Open.
Water: None
Restroom: None
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass is required at Pawn Trailhead.
Information Center: Central Coast Ranger District - Waldport Office

General Information

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Access to this trail is at Pawn Trailhead (fee site)


 Trail Map (Geospatial PDF ~ 1.3 mb)

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  Area/Length : 
0.8 mile

  Elevation : 
400 to 450 feet