Do you choose a trail based on its name? Avoid something named “Suicide” or “Certain Death” out of fear?
Trail names can be either revelatory or completely deceiving; it can go either way. That’s why it makes sense to find out about ’em, before you give ’em a try.
Here are what I think are some of the best trail names out there:
The Spin Dryer (Sun Peaks)
Jaws of Death (Mount Snow)
Goatsucker Glade (Sunshine)
Elevator Shaft (Lake Louise)
CPR Ridge (Kicking Horse)
Dead Bob’s Chute (Crested Butte)
Idiot’s Option and Chicken’s Option (Attitash)
Agony (Sunday River)
Oh God! (Jungfrau)