Trail FAQs:


Q: Is a trail usually a path?

A: Yes, and track or unpaved lane or road, though the term is also applied, in North America, to routes along rivers, and sometimes to highways.

Q: Are trails also known as "out-and-back" or "destination" trails?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a trail in common usage?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a trail also called a track or piste?

A: Yes.

Q: Are trails sometimes called alleys or lanes and in older cities and towns in Europe and are often what is left of a medieval street network or right-of-ways or ancient footpaths?

A: Yes.

Q: Are trails prone to gullying?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a trail a spur trail?

A: Yes, and which takes a user to a particular point-of-interest, such as a waterfall or mountain summit.

Q: Are trails used not only on roads open to motor vehicles?

A: Yes, but also in trail systems open to other trail users.

Q: Are trails called Long Distance Routes and are administered by Scottish Natural Heritage?

A: Yes.

Q: Are trails generally function-specific and most commonly waymarked along their route?

A: Yes.

Q: Are trails linear conservation corridors protecting native plants and animals?

A: Yes.

Q: Are trails single use and can only be used for walking, cycling, horse riding, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing?

A: Yes, others, as in the case of a bridleway in the UK, are multi-use, and can be used by walkers, cyclists and equestrians.

Q: Is a trail multi-use and depending on the section may allow hikers?

A: Yes, and bicyclists, horseback riders, cross country skiers and snowmobilers.

Q: Is a trail suitable for self-reliant horse riders?

A: Yes, and fit walkers and mountain bike riders.

Q: Was a trail developed as a tip-to-tip walking/cycling gravel rail trail which doubles as a monitored and groomed snowmobile trail during the winter months?

A: Yes, and operated by the PEI Snowmobile Association.

Q: Is a trail near the top of a hill or ridge?

A: Yes, and this is usually a minor issue, but when it is farther down it can become a very major issue.

Q: Are trails found in a number of hilly American cities?

A: Yes.

Q: Are trails a stacked-loop trail system?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a trail repurposed defunct rail lines donated to provincial governments by CP and CN rail rebuilt as walking trails?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a trail excavated?

A: Yes.

Q: Are trails over one thousand miles long?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a trail a citywide network of non-motorized?

A: Yes, and multi-use pathways that are utilized by bicyclists, walkers and runners for both transportation and recreation.

Q: Is a trail blazed with white rectangles?

A: Yes, and blue is often used for side trails.

Q: Are trails The Appalachian National Scenic Trail?

A: Yes, and generally known as the Appalachian Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail.

Q: Is a trail a marked hiking route in the eastern United States extending between Springer Mountain?

A: Yes, and Georgia and Mount Katahdin, Maine.

Q: Is a trail also a technique that is applied Another important technique that is adopted is the construction coweeta dips?

A: Yes, or drain dips, points on the trail where it falls briefly and then rises again.

Q: Is a trail not directly on rock?

A: Yes, and then a mud pit forms.

Q: Is a trail written and enforced by the land management agency in charge of the trail?

A: Yes.

Q: Are trails used for moving cattle and other livestock?

A: Yes.

Q: Are trails needed in order to prevent collisions between fast-moving cyclists and slower moving hikers and horses?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a trail properly designed and constructed?

A: Yes, and maintenance should be limited to clearing downed trees, trimming back brush and clearing drainages.

Q: Is a trail approximately 2,200 miles lon?

A: Yes, and pproximately 2,200 miles long.

Q: Are trails established entirely on fill?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a trail a long-distance hiking and equestrian trail closely aligned with the highest portion of the Sierra Nevada and Cascade mountain ranges?

A: Yes, and which lie 100 to 150 miles east of the US Pacific coast.

Q: Was a trail used for a marked highway route?

A: Yes, and trail is now also used to designate routes, including highway routes, designated for tourist interest like the Cabot Trail, Nova Scotia, Canada and the Quilt Trails in the US.

Q: Are trails designed with connections to neighborhoods?

A: Yes, and businesses,places of employment and public transport stops.

Q: Is a trail properly designed?

A: Yes, and there should be no need for major rework such as grading or erosion control efforts.

Q: Are trails examples of linear trails?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a trail wide enough with good visibility?

A: Yes.

Q: Are trails segregated for use by both equestrians and mountain bikes?

A: Yes, or by equestrians only, or by mountain bikes only.