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 The turnoff road to the trailhead is located a short distance west of Etna Summit. Tom Stienstra, San Francisco Chronicle, 22 July 2021 Our driving directions currently route people to the Nevis Gorge trailhead parking lot — the lot closest to the summit — which has prominent signs indicating that the trail is highly dangerous. Chris Smith, BGR, 19 July 2021 Before their long march, Gary had already hiked six miles round trip from the fire to the trailhead and back. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, 18 July 2021 In February 2020, a prospective Eagle Scout oversaw the installation of more than 800 trail markers in the park, and in November of 2019, the park began installing new trailhead maps and new signs that tell the history of the park. Tanner Newton, Arkansas Online, 21 June 2021 Alaska State Troopers and volunteer search teams responded to the trailhead and began looking for Kiefer while a rescue team searched the area by air Tuesday and Wednesday. Tina Burnside, CNN, 17 June 2021 One half mile beyond the Townsend/Winona Road intersection, turn left onto Forest Road 9139 and continue a few yards to the trailhead. Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, 11 June 2021 The expansion at the popular biking recreation area will include a new trailhead facility and trails that range from easy to very difficult. Star Tribune, 10 Apr. 2021 After parking, hikers then have to walk along the narrow shoulder of the road to reach a staircase up to the trailhead. oregonlive, 4 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of trailhead

1948, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of trailhead was in 1948

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29 Jul 2021

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“Trailhead.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of trailhead

chiefly US : the beginning of a trail through a forest


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