[§198D-1] Definitions. For the purpose of this chapter:
"Access" means an easement or way:
(1) Over which the general public has the right to travel; and
(2) Which is used by the general public or intended for use by the general public primarily to reach or depart a public beach, shore, park, trail, or other public recreational area.
It includes a lateral easement along the shoreline, coastline, or beach.
"Department" means the department of land and natural resources.
"Trail" means an identifiable linear course used primarily for or used to get a recreational, educational, or inspirational experience. It includes, but is not limited to:
(1) A corridor trail, which is a designated route, segregated from a highway, providing a continuous linkage between or among major urban areas, fragmented accesses, and major trail areas;
(2) A segment or connector trail, which is a designated route from one locale to another; and
(3) A special use trail, which is a designated course for a special activity or function. [L 1988, c 236, pt of §2]