Please refer to the following rating symbols when reading trail reviews. I will expound upon my rating distinctions in each review.
Trail Conditions: Assesses trail upkeep, signage, parking, facilities (e.g. trailhead bathrooms)
= Very Poor Conditions: almost no trail maintenance, difficult to follow trail, little to no signage, little to no parking
= Very Good Conditions: well-maintained trail and trailhead, good signage, good parking
No Longer In Use (though does appear in older trail reviews):
Trail Biodiversity: Assesses naturalness of hiking area and variety of natural elements there.
= Some natural elements, many manmade features (gardens, paved pathways, etc.), significant observable human presence, limited diversity within environment (e.g. city center park)
= Moderate amount of natural elements, limited manmade features, moderate observable human presence, moderate diversity within environment (e.g. suburban forest or park)
= Significant amount of natural elements, little to no manmade features and observable human presence (aside from path itself, signs, small bridges, split logs, etc.), significant diversity in environment (e.g. remote rural trails and hiking areas)