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.
Recent Examples on the Web There’s no parking at the trailhead, so ride to it from downtown Fairfax, about a mile and a half away. Megan Michelson, Outside Online, "Kate Courtney's Guide to Mountain Biking in NorCal," 5 Aug. 2020 On a recent Sunday afternoon at a trailhead on the Little Miami Scenic Trail section, east of Cincinnati, cyclists and kayakers compete for parking and trail space. Stephen Starr, National Geographic, "Americans are flocking to trails. Here’s how Ohio is keeping them safe.," 30 July 2020 The trailhead is directly across the road at an elevation of 6,440 feet. Tom Stienstra,, "The case for visiting Lassen, California’s first national park to fully reopen during coronavirus," 24 June 2020 Other than a sign noting that the former road is closed to vehicles, the trailhead is unmarked, so watch your odometer. Weldon B. Johnson, azcentral, "Visiting Grand Canyon North Rim: Complete guide to what's open, closed and delayed in 2020," 11 June 2020 There were crowds in trailhead parking lots, and the majority of cars were from the Front Range. Dp Opinion, The Denver Post, "Letters: Leave some for others; Tri-County made the right call; Mountain towns need space (3/27/20)," 27 Mar. 2020 Getting to the Gooseberry Springs trailhead: From Flagstaff, go 32 miles south on Lake Mary Road (County Road 3) to Forest Road 92. Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, "Shady, flowery hike near Flagstaff, AZ, is a fun summer outing. Here are 2 ways to try it," 24 June 2020 The trail splits about half a mile from the trailhead; bear right. Weldon B. Johnson, azcentral, "Visiting Grand Canyon North Rim: Complete guide to what's open, closed and delayed in 2020," 11 June 2020 It is located near Lakewood Elementary School and the Santa Fe trailhead and listed by Tyler Johnson. Dallas News, "‘Cool off’ with your own pool," 12 July 2020

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First Known Use of trailhead

1948, in the meaning defined above

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9 Aug 2020

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“Trailhead.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of trailhead

chiefly US : the beginning of a trail through a forest

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