'Trailhead' trumps 'road end.'
The Cloudview Trailhead is the one nearest to my house. It is a bit hard to get to as one must negotiate a number of turns. One fellow didn't like people driving onto his property in search of it so he posted a sign: Not the Trailhead! Some time ago I noticed that he had replaced his sign with a new one depicting an arrow that pointed in the trailhead's direction.
Therein lies a moral: how much better to be positive than negative! The first sign said where the trailhead is not. The second one did that too (by implication) but also pointed out where the trailhead is.
And while we are on the topic of the power of positivity, why does Colin Fletcher, the grand old man of walkers, and author of the backpacker bible, The Complete Walker, refer to trailheads as road ends? I say good man, be positive! It is not the end of the road, but the beginning of the trail.
And while I'm we have Fletcher's tome in mind, it is not walking, it's hiking as we say this side of the Pond: a walk is what I take to fetch a newspaper, or what I would take to fetch a newspaper if I were to read them, whereas a hike is on another level entirely. We need to mark this distinction, don’t we?