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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Her car was found parked at the trailhead, 27 miles south of Darrington on the Mountain Loop Highway in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Asia Fields, The Seattle Times, "Official search ends for Seattle hiker missing since Aug. 1," 23 Aug. 2018 Connor Moriarty, a volunteer with the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, provides a route description to hikers at the trailhead, Breakneck Ridge. Lara Korte, WSJ, "Hike Spike for Trails Along Metro-North Stops," 29 July 2018 The maulings occurred near Hiland Road, which is on the opposite side of the valley from the popular South Fork trailhead. Matt Tunseth, Anchorage Daily News, "Trail closed, traps reset after new bear encounters in area of fatal Eagle River mauling," 11 July 2018 Two trailheads along Eaton Road allow access to the preserve's trail network, at 8757 Eaton Road and 8731 Eaton Road, in Davisburg. Keith Matheny, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan's most endangered species nears extinction in Oakland County," 13 July 2018 To get to trailheads, Leclerc would hitchhike, take the bus, or have his parents or his sister drop him off. Matt Skenazy, Outside Online, "The Last Days of Marc-André Leclerc," 19 June 2018 That helps ensure that the one that ends up in your driveway — or at your favorite trailhead — is the best for your particular needs. Tom Voelk, New York Times, "26 Vehicles Played in the Mud. Here’s the Dirt.," 12 July 2018 Bikes are permitted on the trailhead at Deadfall Meadow and require an additional 400-foot climb, 2,600-foot climb total — translation: experts only. Tom Stienstra,, "Mount Eddy’s ‘reveal moment’ of giant Shasta," 5 July 2018 There is also a trailhead along Break Neck Hill Road. Peter Marteka,, "A Visit To Westbrook's Horse Hill Woods," 17 June 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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