Distance: 0.2 miles
Blaze Color: Yellow
Difficulty Level: MODERATE TO DIFFICULT
Key Feature: spectacular views, geology
A detailed map of all of the trails within Wintergreen maintained by the foundation is available at the front desk of Wintergreen Resort’s Mountain Inn and at Trillium House.
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.
(Not to be confused with the snow tubing of the same name at Wintergreen Resort.)