Trail 12 is a knife-shaped loop trail on the southeastern edge of the Eastern Reserve of Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area (AOAA). The trail starts easy, making its way up and down rolling hills like a rollercoaster ride, traversing across a hard-packed, two-vehicle wide road as you pass by Polaris Rock. The trail narrows to a single vehicle wide, becomes a bit rougher, and continues to an amazing viewpoint at the Vista View South Picnic Area, dedicated to Kathy Jeremiah. The loop portion begins just beyond the picnic area, where the road becomes extremely rough and slow going due to the many exposed football-sized rocks. The northern half of the loop through Timber Town is lined with extremely dense, tight trees making the trail not suitable for extra wide vehicles or long-wheelbase vehicles such as pickup trucks. Overall, this is a rough and rocky trail still suitable for any short wheelbase, high clearance 4x4.
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