trail·​head | \ ˈtrāl-ˌhed How to pronounce trailhead (audio) \

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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Free, voluntary registration card for overnight use is available at trailhead. Tom Stienstra,, "In the central Sierra, Mitchell Peak stands out," 31 July 2019 The first pop-up concert at the trailhead is set for 9 a.m. on Saturday with Stefan Jackiw on violin. John Meyer, The Know, "You might stumble across a mini concert while going for a hike this summer," 19 July 2019 Rescue personnel arrived on scene and found the injured couple about a quarter-mile up from the trailhead, located in the 2700 block of Bison Road. Robert Garrison, The Denver Post, "Denver man hiking on Bear Peak dies after being struck by lightning; wife injured," 14 July 2019 Most guests hike in from the Moss Springs Trailhead, which, at 8 1/2 miles away, is the closest trailhead. Dina Mishev, Dallas News, "This lodge in the Oregon wilderness is anything but wild," 8 July 2019 Staff was led to an off-road vehicle waiting for him at Franconia Brook and driven to the trailhead, where he was reunited with family at about 10:25 p.m. Friday, officials said. Laura Crimaldi,, "Hikers find 70-year-old Dorchester man who was missing for days in White Mountains," 29 June 2019 The map at the trailhead shows only one, 0.7-mile loop, but there are other intersecting trails that will eventually lead you to an old road and West Lake Front Drive east of Kemil Beach. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Trails, beaches and more things to do in Indiana Dunes National Park," 20 Feb. 2019 The trailhead is at 11,500 feet near timberline and the trail tops out at 12,800 feet. John Meyer, The Denver Post, "Snowmobilers ride on fragile Independence Pass tundra despite a lack of snow, spark concern," 17 July 2019 Walk to the trailhead of Almaden Quicksilver County Park about a half-mile away and take advantage of the miles of hiking trails that traverse the gorgeous parkland. Monica Lander, The Mercury News, "Sponsored: Updated home comes with high ceilings, designer details, an updated kitchen, a wet bar and a wood-burning fireplace," 17 July 2019

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1948, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of trailhead

chiefly US : the beginning of a trail through a forest

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