A path is a sequence of nodes and links taken while navigating the network. This corresponds to Vannevar Bush's concept of a "trail," which he developed by analogy with the human brain.
The human mind [...] operates by association. With
one item in its grasp, it snaps instantly to the next that is suggested
by the association of thoughts, in accordance with some intricate web
of trails carried by the cells of the brain. ("As We May Think"
In a hypertext fiction, we might refer to a path as a storyline.