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Native American Trail Trees
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Trail trees are trees that were modified by the American Aboriginal peoples in order to signify trails, campsites, or special locations (water supply, food, safety, etc.). Often these were oak saplings that are given a unique bend, usually pointed in the direction of the point of interest.
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Native American Trail TreesPortage Trail Tree - Cobbs Hill Park, Rochester, NY

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I've often wondered how this tree came to have such a distinctive branch structure, and when I learned about the native practice of creating "trail trees" by bending the branches rather than by blazing them, I really wondered...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sagefemme

location: New York

date approved: 6/20/2012

last visited: 11/10/2012

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Native American Trail TreesLe Bouef Trail Tree - Waterford, PA

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Elbow Tree located in State Game Lands 109

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member uccacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 2/19/2012

last visited: 7/25/2016

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Native American Trail TreesMississinewa Trail Tree

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A Native American Trail Tree located near the historic Mississinewa 1812 battlefield in Marion, Indiana

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Team gEco Friendly

location: Indiana

date approved: 1/21/2012

last visited: 8/14/2014

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Native American Trail TreesHydetown's native elbow - Hydetown, PA

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The tree is just outside Hydetown PA along a creek and an unused railroad grade.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bpratt

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/4/2011

last visited: 1/9/2012

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Native American Trail TreesBeech Gap Trail Tree - Cherokee, North Carolina

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A Native American Trail Tree located deep in the heart of Cherokee Tribal homeland.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Manville Possum

location: North Carolina

date approved: 10/13/2011

last visited: never

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Native American Trail TreesFrench Creek Elbow Tree

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Locally we call these Elbow Trees.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member JoelMart

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/8/2011

last visited: 9/17/2011

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Native American Trail TreesLetchworth State Park - FLT Mt. Morris Canyon Region

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A native american trail tree along the Finger Lakes Trail.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Szuchie

location: New York

date approved: 7/25/2011

last visited: never

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Native American Trail TreesMissouri Research Park Trail

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Research Park Trail

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman

location: Missouri

date approved: 10/16/2010

last visited: 10/16/2010

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Native American Trail TreesHoward County Trail Tree - Fayette, Missouri

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Native American trail tree located in front of a farm house north of Fayette, Missouri

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 3/29/2010

last visited: never

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Native American Trail TreesKeziah Memorial Park-Southport in Brunswick County, North Carolina

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Marker is in Southport, North Carolina, in Brunswick County. Marker is at the intersection of West Moore Street and South Lord Street, on the right when traveling east on West Moore Street

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Countrydragon

location: North Carolina

date approved: 12/17/2009

last visited: 8/20/2016

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Native American Trail TreesCherokee Trail Tree, Wesner, North Carolina

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Trail tree pointing directly at the confluence of the Nantahala River and Wesser Creek.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PersonsMD

location: North Carolina

date approved: 9/13/2009

last visited: 8/22/2012

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Native American Trail TreesPointing the way! 90 degrees right!

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A VERY COOL TREE!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rshetley

location: Florida

date approved: 4/13/2009

last visited: 12/4/2016

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Native American Trail TreesThe Hands of Time

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A very cool tree in a very legendary area.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rshetley

location: Florida

date approved: 4/13/2009

last visited: 12/4/2016

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Native American Trail TreesRock City Trail Tree - Olean, New York

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This Native American trail tree is located in Rock City Park, a privately owned nature area outside Olean, New York.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PTCrazy

location: New York

date approved: 12/29/2008

last visited: 11/24/2007

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Native American Trail TreesElvis Confluence Trail Tree- Virginia

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Located about a quarter-mile from the confluence point and geocache of the same name.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Mountain_Wanderer

location: Virginia

date approved: 11/23/2008

last visited: 12/14/2012

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Native American Trail TreesTrail Tree - Jurgensen Woods; Cook Co., IL

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Jurgensen Woods hosts this classic example of a trail tree.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme

location: Illinois

date approved: 11/4/2008

last visited: 11/13/2011

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Native American Trail TreesNative American Directional Tree - Kingsland, Ga.

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We found this directional tree while out geocaching in nearby Kingsland.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member macleod1

location: Georgia

date approved: 8/17/2008

last visited: 2/14/2013

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Native American Trail TreesKinyon Cemetery - Native American Trail Tree

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This Native American Trail Tree is located in Kinyon Cemetery, Canton Township.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Jagman714

location: Michigan

date approved: 8/11/2008

last visited: never

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Native American Trail TreesTrail Tree on Mount Arvon

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This tree is located on Mount Arvon, the highest point in Michigan. The summit is completely tree covered, affording no view. It is likely that this tree pointed to the village that is the present town of L'Anse at the base of the Keweenaw Bay.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member S5280ft

location: Michigan

date approved: 7/12/2008

last visited: 7/30/2012

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Native American Trail TreesElma Meadows Trail Trees-Elma , New York.

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A pair of Trail Trees in Elma Meadows Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Andy Too

location: New York

date approved: 7/12/2008

last visited: 12/20/2011

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Native American Trail TreesRock Creek Trail Tree - Rockville, MD

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This hickory trail tree can be found within Rock Creek State Park alongside the trail near the Glendale Lane trail entrance. It points to a water source, the creek, which is down the hill from the tree.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Maryland

date approved: 6/23/2008

last visited: 9/25/2010

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Native American Trail TreesLetchworth-Genesee River Bend Tree

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This tree could have been used as a marker for the Native Americans.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member sanders3

location: New York

date approved: 6/2/2008

last visited: never

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Native American Trail TreesCamp Manatoc Indian Trail Marker

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Located in Camp Manatoc, Pennisula Ohio.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Team RAGAR

location: Ohio

date approved: 5/5/2008

last visited: 1/30/2010

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Native American Trail TreesTimucuan Preserve Trail Tree - Jacksonville, FL

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This Native American trail tree is located in the Theodore Roosevelt Area at the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve and Fort Caroline National Memorial in Jacksonville, Florida, USA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Florida

date approved: 4/27/2008

last visited: 2/18/2012

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Native American Trail TreesThe Halfway Tree - S. Central WI

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Halfway between Lake Michigan and the Mississippi River

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 8Nuts MotherGoose

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 4/15/2008

last visited: 7/5/2014

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