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Public-images-osm logo.svg trail_visibility
Very goog visibility.jpg
Classification scheme for trail (not route) visibility and way-finding skill required. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: properties
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
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Status: approvedPage for proposal

The key trail_visibility=* was created as part of a classification scheme for hiking trails. It is most often used on informal paths in all kinds of settings, and back-country and wilderness trails.

This key describes attributes regarding orientation skills required to follow a path (not the route). See sac_scale=* for attributes regarding difficulty.

How to map

Add the key trail_visibility=* to a way with one of the following primary feature tags:


Tag Trail Requirements Example
trail_visibility=excellent Unambiguous path or markers everywhere None, orientation unproblematic, no map required Very goog visibility.jpg
trail_visibility=good Path or next marker always visible, but sometimes has to be searched for. Basic sense of direction, map recommended Trail visibility good.jpg
Trail visibility good1.jpg
trail_visibility=intermediate Path mostly visible Good sense of direction, map required Hiking trail at northwest of the Altkönig 1.jpg
trail_visibility=bad Path sometimes invisible, route partly pathless Basic skills in orientation Uinta Highline Trail, Oweep Basin, Duchesne County, Utah, USA.jpg
trail_visibility=horrible Often pathless Advanced orientational skills Trail visibility horrible.jpg
trail_visibility=no Mostly pathless Excellent orientational skills Trail visibility no.jpg


Based on the guidelines of verifiability some people find this tag lacking of verifiability. As always on OSM, use your best judgement to follow common sense and consensus. Please, have a look at the discussion page at Talk:Proposed features/Hiking. You can use the talk page for suggesting improvement.

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