|highway = track|
|Roads for agricultural and forestry use etc.|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: in use|
|Tools for this tag|
This tag represents roads for mostly agricultural use, forest tracks etc.; often unpaved (unsealed) but may apply to paved tracks as well, that are suitable for two-track vehicles, such as tractors or jeeps.
Do not use tracks to represent unpaved streets in built-up areas , that would be considered tagging for the renderer. In this situation, classify them as usual according to the conventions in your country, and also provide a surface=* tag. This isn't to say that tracks are never in urban areas, many of them are (especially in grass landcover, allotments , parks, etc.), but they must fit the definitions described here.
How to map
To map track ways nothing else than a simple way is required. Add the highway=track tag to it and a name=* if appropriate. To specify the surface of the way use the tag surface=*, for the maintenance intensity and construction type the tracktype=<grade1-grade5> key can be used.
Default access restrictions are country specific and depend on ownerships, landuse and other factors. See OSM_tags_for_routing/Access-Restrictions.
Consider explicit access=* type tags.
tracktype=grade1 or highway=unclassified
Other kinds of Tracks
See Track for other kinds of tracks.