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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The trailhead is 27 miles south of Darrington on the Mountain Loop Highway in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Erik Lacitis, The Seattle Times, "Massive search continues for Seattle hiker missing since Wednesday," 5 Aug. 2018 The walk along the road from the rail stop to the trailhead at Breakneck Ridge. Lara Korte, WSJ, "Hike Spike for Trails Along Metro-North Stops," 29 July 2018 Get up early and walk the mile from the resort to the Camelback trailhead for a rigorous workout. Dawn Gilbertson, azcentral, "Best Phoenix, Scottsdale summer hotel and resort deals for 2018," 15 May 2018 The towns of Banff and Lake Louise also have bus and shuttle networks that can get you to many—though not all—landmarks, trailheads, and campgrounds. Sunset, "Banff & Jasper 101," 22 Jan. 2018 Skiers will enjoy a new trailhead and new bridge that fully spans Hwy. Carla Minsky For, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Skedaddle to a Ski Hill or Trail," 7 Jan. 2018 Only about 10% of all thru-hikers start at the opposite end at the Manning Park trailhead, in British Columbia. Kraig Becker, Popular Mechanics, "9 Things to Know Before You Hike the Pacific Crest Trail," 5 Nov. 2018 The five of us drove up from Los Angeles in fine spirits to a trailhead on the John Muir Trail. Hillary Jordan, Outside Online, "Hillary Jordan on Her First Bear Encounter," 11 July 2018 There are no roads to the portion of the fire that burned below the Rim and only the most rudimentary of trails, which are mostly accessible from distant trailheads. azcentral, "Into the water," 15 May 2018

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First Known Use of trailhead

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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