At nearly 6 miles long and spanning almost the entire length of the Western Reserve, Trail 102 Green is the longest continuous trail within Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area (AOAA). This is a straight-through trail used as one of the main travel veins through the reserve and is the main entry and exit point for the Fern Ridge Badge of Honor Trail. Trail 102 Green starts relatively easy and wide as it crisscrosses multiple times with its sister trail, 102 Blue. After crossing several mud holes, the two trails become one again as the trail chokes down to a single vehicle wide in width. The trail snakes its way through the tight and thick forest, traversing countless rock gardens of varying sizes and shapes, from footballs and grapefruits to tombstones. Eventually, the trail widens a bit and comes to an excellent lookout at Glacier Rocks, where you can experience truly unique rock features not seen anywhere else in the park. The trail continues its trek west, weaving through tight trees and traversing the rough terrain.
Because trail 102 Green parallels Fern Ridge and is significantly easier, park staff recommends 102 as an alternative badge trail for those with vehicles incapable of tackling Fern Ridge. Trail 102 Green is suitable for stock high clearance 4x4s, but is not recommended for groups, long-wheelbase vehicles such as pickups, or extremely wide vehicles. Due to the rocky terrain, airing down is highly recommended.
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