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

Example Sentences

The hikers met at the trailhead at 8 a.m.
Recent Examples on the Web While her sister wanted a birthday party at a bowling alley, Thomas invited her friends to meet at dawn at a trailhead. oregonlive, 1 Nov. 2022 From the top of Upper Yosemite Fall, a 15-minute hike from a marked trailhead takes you to Yosemite Point, providing unobstructed views of the Valley. Chris Van Leuven, Outside Online, 19 Oct. 2022 On a sweater-weather Saturday in June, a crowd of several hundred gathered at a trailhead near the Line 1 rapid transit out of Oslo. Eleanor Cummins, The New Republic, 14 Oct. 2022 Along a wooded trail, starting at a trailhead by Dog Beach, visitors encounter features such as a stream, a maple tree, the forest floor, wildflowers and more. Chadd Scott, Forbes, 9 Oct. 2022 Authorities said a volunteer searcher discovered the body about 200 yards away from a trailhead in the popular Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area in Cave Creek, a nearly 2,200-acre county park about 40 miles north of Phoenix. CBS News, 29 Sep. 2022 Park rangers found their vehicle at a trailhead Sunday and search crews first took to the air later that day, park officials said. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 27 July 2022 Clints Well in Coconino National Forest northeast of West Clear Creek Wilderness lead to a barely-there trailhead. Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, 8 July 2022 Over the years, however, homes and schools developed right up to the property boundary and a major trailhead to the Legacy Parkway bike path was built nearby. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, 5 July 2022 See More

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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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Cite this Entry

“Trailhead.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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