trail·​head ˈtrāl-ˌhed How to pronounce trailhead (audio)
: the point at which a trail begins

Examples of trailhead in a Sentence

The hikers met at the trailhead at 8 a.m.
Recent Examples on the Web Most referred to using a single walking stick and often suggested picking up a piece of bamboo or wood at the trailhead to suffice. Tiney Ricciardi, The Denver Post, 8 Apr. 2024 Most of which start at the trailhead in campground A. Devil's Den State Park and Ozark Off-Road Cyclists host the festival. Flip Putthoff,, 2 Apr. 2024 Remains found on a Colorado trailhead by a sheepherder have been identified as a missing woman, deputies say. Daniella Segura, Sacramento Bee, 28 Feb. 2024 Turn right and continue 0.3 mile to the trailhead at the intersection of Redrock Road. Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, 18 Jan. 2024 Fire personnel had received reports of the barking dog from other hikers, who said that the canine was a couple hours from the trailhead, unaccompanied and on the side of the trail, according to a news release from the department. Amaris Encinas, USA TODAY, 18 Jan. 2024 The Rattlesnake Mountain trailhead starts at the intersection of Mariposa Street and Morella Street, so visitors can also park along Mariposa Street near the intersection with Mara Villa Street. Maura Fox, San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Mar. 2024 The trailhead is an hour’s drive from Beckstead’s house in Heber City, Utah. Katie Hill, Outdoor Life, 28 Feb. 2024 Beyond that, a multipurpose room with a kitchenette, plus a covered patio with benches overlooking the trailhead, could also serve celebratory family functions, with volunteers foreseeing interest for weddings, baby showers and other events ideal for a picturesque setting. Jim Riccioli, Journal Sentinel, 12 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of trailhead was in 1948

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“Trailhead.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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