|Classification scheme for trail (not route) visibility and way-finding skill required.|
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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.
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|trail_visibility=excellent||Unambiguous path or markers everywhere||None, orientation unproblematic, no map required|
|trail_visibility=good||Path or next marker always visible, but sometimes has to be searched for.||Basic sense of direction, map recommended|
|trail_visibility=intermediate||Path mostly visible||Good sense of direction, map required|
|trail_visibility=bad||Path sometimes invisible, route partly pathless||Basic skills in orientation|
|trail_visibility=horrible||Often pathless||Advanced orientational skills|
|trail_visibility=no||Mostly pathless||Excellent orientational skills|
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