What is 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"
    See also — Additional definitions below


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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Some articles on trail:

International Appalachian Trail - History
... portions 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 ... this as part of his thruhike of the Eastern Continental Trail starting in Key West, Florida ...
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 mountain hiking and equestrian trail closely ... 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 ...

More definitions of "trail":

  • (noun): A path or track roughly blazed through wild or hilly country.
  • (noun): Evidence pointing to a possible solution.
    Example: "The trail led straight to the perpetrator"
    Synonyms: lead, track
  • (verb): Hang down so as to drag along the ground.
    Example: "The bride's veiled trailed along the ground"
  • (verb): Move, proceed, or walk draggingly pr slowly.
    Synonyms: shack
  • (verb): Drag loosely along a surface; allow to sweep the ground.
    Synonyms: train

Famous quotes containing the word trail:

    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)

    To be thoroughly modern, an aphorism should trail off vaguely rather than coming to a point.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)

    In one notable instance, where the United States Army and a hundred years of persuasion failed, a highway has succeeded. The Seminole Indians surrendered to the Tamiami Trail. From the Everglades the remnants of this race emerged, soon after the trail was built, to set up their palm-thatched villages along the road and to hoist tribal flags as a lure to passing motorists.
    —For the State of Florida, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)