Named for an Indian path between the Rogue and Umqua Valleys, Trail is on the Rogue at the mouth of Trail Creek, 3 miles N of Shady Cove. The village crossroads post office still serves a large rural area.
All the other post offices in the northeast part of Jackson County ended up disappearing with patrons being served through the post office at Eagle Point except Prospect, Butte Falls, Trail, and Shady Cove.
Where did they go? Following the mail trail of the DPOs of Jackson County, Oregon (SHS 979.5281 S93 2013)