[§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]