|highway = trail|
|Using this tag is discouraged, use highway=path, highway=footway, highway=cycleway, or highway=bridleway instead.|
|Used on these elements|
|Tools for this tag|
For cross-country trails, hiking trails, paths going up to a mountain etc. Trails are unpaved, unprepared and often narrow. Roots and rocks are not moved away. Wear from the users of the trail keep the vegetation away. Trail may or may not be well visible on ground, see trail_visibility=*.
Cycle route planners should not assume that a highway=trail is cycleable, with the possible exception if the user has indicated that he wants MTB routes. Take a look at mtb:scale=*.
A new proposal is underway: Proposed features/Trail (new proposal)