The Plunge

The Details

Miles: 0.2
Blaze Color: Yellow
Difficulty Level: Moderate (if you take your time)
Directions: Google Maps

One of the shortest trails on the mountain (it is an access trail to the Blackrock Trail), The Plunge is an excellent introduction to the beauty and natural history of the area. The hikers will find a steep climb around rock formations that were created millions of years ago (called pedlar gneiss). The Plunge provides an incredible overlook and family picture spot at both the top (at Blackrock Park on Blackrock Circle) and the bottom of the trail. Use extra caution in winter.