[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - trailhead

Bryce Nesbitt bryce2 at obviously.com
Wed Apr 15 02:17:31 UTC 2015

On Tue, Apr 14, 2015 at 7:13 PM, johnw <johnw at mac.com> wrote:

> On Apr 15, 2015, at 6:35 AM, Bryce Nesbitt <bryce2 at obviously.com> wrote:
> But there are cases where the trail-head has a given and well known NAME.
> So far I generally tag that on the parking area, but parking is not
> necessarily a requirement for having a trailhead.
> The easy definition is: A place where you you officially enter or exit a
> wilderness area on a maintained trail or track *and* there is some kind of
> allowance for switching modes of transportation.
> even easier: If the purpose is to park your car there and then leave the
> area, it is a trailhead. If the purpose is to park your car and stay there
> and have a BBQ and play in the creek, it is a park.

Few lines are that clear. A railway station with no parking leading to a
trail can be a trailhead.

On paper maps major trailheads tend to be marked as such.  The average
parking lot near a trail may not be.
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