[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - trailhead

John Willis johnw at mac.com
Thu Apr 16 05:59:00 UTC 2015

Trials often overlap with other trails, fire roads (tracks) and may actually be tracks for most of the path until it turns off near the top of a peak or goes away from a restricted access zone. 

The Subashiri route on Mt Fuji is a pedestrian road, steps, trail, track, trail.. Etc as it overlaps with a bulldozer road for servicing the "stations", and has concrete and stone steps in places. 

Every state park I have been in in California uses pieces of fire roads for parts of almost all routes, to the trail is partially partially path and partially track. 

I have never made a route relation yet, but as I understand it, to link those different parts together would require a route relation. 

Would making the entrance=trailhead part of that (or leisure=trailhead) part of that be incorrect? Or are we talking about two different things? 


> On Apr 16, 2015, at 1:25 PM, Dave Swarthout <daveswarthout at gmail.com> wrote:
> But I'd be willing to bet that most trails are not part of a network of other trails or a route but are stand-alone. The trails I once hiked in the Adirondack Mountains in New York State all have names and trailheads but, with a couple of exceptions, are not part of any route. I think the mixed approach is best. If a given trail is part of  a larger system of trails, or the area where it begins has related amenities, then the relation idea makes sense. Otherwise, keeping it simple with a named trailhead node where the transition from highway to footway takes place will suffice.
>> On Wed, Apr 15, 2015 at 11:06 PM, Friedrich Volkmann <bsd at volki.at> wrote:
>> On 14.04.2015 23:32, Gmail wrote:
>> > role=start is used for crosscountry ski routes relations.
>> I like the idea to include trailheads as members of route relations.
>> It's a more versatile approach than highway=trailhead.
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