What is trail?

  • (noun): A path or track roughly blazed through wild or hilly country.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Trail

A trail (also track, byway) is a path 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 for hiking, cycling, or cross-country skiing and less often for moving cattle and other livestock.

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Trail, Minnesota - Demographics - 2000 Census
... There were 26 households out of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 30.8% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 50.0% were non-families. 38.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older ...
Pacific Crest Trail
... The Pacific Crest Trail (commonly abbreviated as the PCT, and occasionally designated as the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail) is a long-distance ... The trail's southern terminus is on the U.S ... The Pacific Crest Trail is 2,663 mi (4,286 km) long and ranges in elevation from just above sea level at the Oregon-Washington border to 13,153 feet (4,009 m) at Forester Pass ...
International Appalachian Trail - History
... of the Appalachian Mountains in Maine, New Brunswick, and Quebec that the Appalachian Trail did not cover ... Following route selection, construction of the trail took place through the late 1990s ... He did this as part of his thruhike of the Eastern Continental Trail starting in Key West, Florida ...

More definitions of "trail":

  • (noun): A track or mark left by something that has passed.
    Example: "There as a trail of blood"; "a tear left its trail on her cheek"
  • (verb): Hang down so as to drag along the ground.
    Example: "The bride's veiled trailed along the ground"
  • (verb): Drag loosely along a surface; allow to sweep the ground.
    Synonyms: train
  • (verb): Move, proceed, or walk draggingly pr slowly.
    Synonyms: shack
  • (noun): Evidence pointing to a possible solution.
    Example: "The trail led straight to the perpetrator"
    Synonyms: lead, track

Famous quotes containing the word trail:

    And Change with hurried hand has swept these scenes:
    The woods have fallen, across the meadow-lot
    The hunter’s trail and trap-path is forgot,
    And fire has drunk the swamps of evergreens;
    Yet for a moment let my fancy plant
    These autumn hills again: the wild dove’s haunt,
    The wild deer’s walk: in golden umbrage shut,
    Frederick Goddard Tuckerman (1821–1873)

    Perhaps of all our untamed quadrupeds, the fox has obtained the widest and most familiar reputation.... His recent tracks still give variety to a winter’s walk. I tread in the steps of the fox that has gone before me by some hours, or which perhaps I have started, with such a tip-toe of expectation as if I were on the trail of the Spirit itself which resides in the wood, and expected soon to catch it in its lair.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    We sank a foot deep in water and mud at every step, and sometimes up to our knees, and the trail was almost obliterated, being no more than that a musquash leaves in similar places, where he parts the floating sedge. In fact, it probably was a musquash trail in some places.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)