|highway = trailhead|
|A trailhead is a visibly designated or customary place where a trip on a trail begins or ends.|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: in use|
|Tools for this tag|
A trailhead is a designated or customary place where people can stop or start a trip on one or more trails or routes. Its position may be marked by a shelter, pole, special design, flag, banner. Often there will be a board with a name and a reference to an operator. Parking space will usually be available. Some trailheads are unmarked and known only by word-of-mouth or from information provided on a list or website.
How to map
Basic Trailhead node
A trailhead node is placed at a location visibly designated or customary for starting a trip on a waymarked route. It is up to the mapper to decide the exact location: it may coincide with a board or guidepost, or maybe a gate or a pole, or a corner of a parking area.
|highway=trailhead||Required||This tag is used on a node representing the place where people are supposed to or used to start their trip on a trail, track or route.|
|name=*||Important||If exists, specific name of the trailhead as indicated or customary|
|operator=*||Optional||Name of the operator if exists.|
As trailheads vary widely across the globe, it is up to local mappers and communities to decide on additional tagging on the node itself and the amenities or facilities which may accompany the trailhead, such as parking area, benches, banner, information board, map board, trail register, toilets, guidepost(s), shelter, ...