Trail

related topics
{water, park, boat}
{car, race, vehicle}
{@card@, make, design}
{island, water, area}
{line, north, south}
{law, state, case}
{build, building, house}
{area, community, home}
{system, computer, user}
{city, large, area}
{school, student, university}
{black, white, people}
{group, member, jewish}

A trail (also track, byway) is a thoroughfare with a rough beaten or dirt/stone surface used for travel. Trails may be for use only by walkers and in some places are the main access route to remote settlements. Some trails can also be used hiking, cycling, or cross-country skiing and less often for moving cattle herds and other livestock.

Contents

Usage

Trail often denotes a hiking trail. Historically the term was used for a route into or through wild territory used by emigrants (e.g. the Oregon Trail). In the early years of the 20th century the term auto trail was used for a marked highway route, and trail is now also used to designate routes, including highway routes, designated for tourist interest (e.g. National Historic Trails, the Cabot Trail and Quilt Trail). The term trail has also been used by developers and urban planners for a variety of modern paved roads, highways, and boulevards. A particularly unusual use of the term is in the province of Alberta, Canada, which has multi-lane freeways called "trails".

Full article ▸

related documents
United States customary units
Bass fishing
Swimming
Diving
Skiing
Appalachian Trail
Scouting in Colorado
Amusement park
Two Harbors, Minnesota
Kodiak, Alaska
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
Vestal, New York
Northern pike
Conversion of units
Diomede, Alaska
Litchfield National Park
Scouting in Wisconsin
Scouting in Illinois
Laramie, Wyoming
Scouting in Missouri
Harkers Island, North Carolina
Canoe
Yacht racing
Snorkeling
Scouting in Ohio
Scouting in Oklahoma
Port Aransas, Texas
Grade (climbing)
Cedar Point
Hiking