trail·head | \ ˈtrāl-ˌhed \

Definition of trailhead 

: the point at which a trail begins

Examples of trailhead in a Sentence

The hikers met at the trailhead at 8 a.m.

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Two other trailheads will each get $3.5 million in upgrades that will be completed next spring. Arizona Republic, azcentral, "Hiker alert: 3 trailheads getting upgrades in Scottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve," 13 July 2018 Turn right and drive 9.2 miles to summit; parking and PCT trailhead on left. Tom Stienstra,, "Mount Eddy’s ‘reveal moment’ of giant Shasta," 5 July 2018 Towell was sleeping in his vehicle, which had been found at the Clear Creek trailhead on June 6 with no trace of the missing man. Nicole Blanchard, idahostatesman, "Man in 'darn good condition' after spending 2 weeks lost in Oregon wilderness," 11 June 2018 Generally speaking, most thru-hikers start at the southernmost trailhead located on Springer Mountain in Georgia. Kraig Becker, Popular Mechanics, "8 Things to Know Before You Hike the Appalachian Trail," 1 Mar. 2017 The area is expected to remain closed for 7 to 10 days and the road leading to the trailhead is closed. Dawn Gilbertson, azcentral, "Flash flood closes Havasupai falls," 12 July 2018 Follow gravel Forest Roads to the trailhead on Ashland-Bayfield Road southwest of Marengo. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "8 top trails to hike, bike or paddle in the Cable area," 7 June 2018 Walk/hike: After parking, walk up the hill and past the restroom to the trailhead. Tom Stienstra, San Francisco Chronicle, "Sunday getaway to Uvas Canyon," 13 May 2018 Tack on North Fork and Chocolate Gulch for additional vert and a more backcountry feel, or combine those two with Oregon Gulch and Saddle Trail from the Oregon Gulch trailhead for an even more challenging ride. Aaron Gulley, Outside Online, "An Outdoor Enthusiast's Guide to Ketchum, Idaho," 11 July 2018

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1948, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of trailhead

: the beginning of a trail through a forest

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an open space surrounded by woods

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