AllTrails is committed to providing users with the most up-to-date information on the trails they may want to access. Trails labeled with [PRIVATE PROPERTY] or [CLOSED] tags are included in the AllTrails database in an effort to dissuade users who may be considering a trip to private property or a closed trail from doing so. Given that users can find privately held trails on many other sites (often with misleading information), AllTrails provides explicit updates directly from landowners and organizations on its trail pages.
Based on previous experience and requests from landowners, this information helps inform users of the platform and alleviates trespassing and illegal access more than not providing any information at all - which would be the case if trail pages were removed entirely. Additionally, this information helps direct users to nearby publicly-accessible trails via the platform's curated trail pages. If there are serious concerns regarding a trail on private property please email email@example.com and our team would be happy to assist.