When you research trail info, sometimes the description says the trail is lightly trafficked. If you are new to researching hiking trails, besides the obvious meaning, here is what you need to know.
Since the trail is less traveled, it’s more than likely you will find the trail less maintained than the ones you are used to in the parks. There might be fallen trees and/or branches blocking the path and you may need to find your way around it.
At times, the trail might just disappear all of a sudden and leave you to decide where to go next. You might need to bushwhack through your way to your destination. If you don’t have GPS or a map, this can be tricky and confusing.
The trail might have erosion.
More than likely, you won’t find trail signs.
What else have you noticed?