115 - Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area

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Sprawling across just over 5 miles of the Western Reserve, Trail 115 provides some of the most diverse scenic views within Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area (AOAA). This straight-through trail starts at Puddle Road and leads riders past the iconic Whaleback Rock Formation, a natural wonder studied by geologists across the world. After the Whaleback, the trail follows the powerlines west, up and down gradual hills, trekking over small and flat, football size rocks that are often times avoidable. The trail is 1.5-2 vehicles wide as it slowly turns north and then leads past several small lakes including Dead Lake. The last stretch of trail heading east across the northern boundary of the park, crosses a minefield of teethchattering pot holes before ending near The Projects, and transitioning into trail 133. Although rough and bumpy in spots, this trail is a fairly fast-paced trail suitable for any high clearance vehicle and is a must do trail for sightseers.

Be sure to reference the AOAA website for accommodation links, days and hours of operation, waiver, and pass purchasing links.