Paulie's Plunge Trail

MODERATE 75 reviews
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Paulie's Plunge Trail is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Avon, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,325 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

7 days ago

Pretty mostly shaded well maintained route through aspen groves. Hiked in early August when wild thimble berries plentiful along the trail. Lovely bridge across clear stream. Enough uphill to get our hearts pounding. Downhill portion (Cinch ski trail) not exciting but pretty views of Beaver Creek resort below.

22 days ago

did this in November with my 15 and 9 year old sons. great day and just challlanging enough.

2 months ago

Beautiful and great for a family hike!

2 months ago

May 15, 2018. This is such a pretty trail, I look forward to doing the whole thing. There is a seasonal closure for elk and deer migration and reproduction from May 15 until June 20. Lets all give a shout out to the trail managers for respecting wildlife!

2 months ago

Note: This trail is CLOSED to all traffic 5/15-6/20/18 for wildlife preservation

hiking
3 months ago

My wife and I did a little over 4 miles of this one on 5/2/18. It's a fine trail with steady incline but too much snow towards the top to make all the way up. We post-holed for a while before having enough of that. Good time had by all, even so.

hiking
3 months ago

Late April hike, not much snow pack until the end. Turned around at mile-2 due to snow pack. Will be great in the summer. Lots of felled trees, wide trail, easy to find.

4 months ago

Great view and easy going trail! We did it during winter and was incredible

hiking
7 months ago

walking
11 months ago

This is a very pleasant hike and very close to Beaver Creek. We went with a toddler and the path is comfortable with consistent coverage from the trees. After .5 miles in it forks and we took it straight down to the little stream. Definitely a good pay off with a toddler.

hiking
11 months ago

Nice hike, nice stream you can cool off in if u dare. When you come fork in the trail, you can go straight or it loops around to the right and reconnects with the main trail don't take it, it's over grown and almost impassable, I almost turned back because I couldn't see the trail, some hikers when descending on the main trail and I spotted them and got back on the main trail. Otherwise nice mostly shaded trail with some climbing too

hiking
11 months ago

Loved it! Beautiful walk with some lovely stops by the stream. Worth taking a few hours to try this

11 months ago

Great hike, especially in the spring when the aspens are super green or in the fall when the leaves are changing. If you have two cars you can easily loop the trail and come down through Beaver Creek.

hiking
11 months ago

Great retreat from the valley! Quick access into an aspen grove, great creek side spot for my pup to check out~loved this trail!

hiking
Sunday, August 13, 2017

Beautiful. Lots of neat things to see along the way. Wildflowers, stream. Then you pop out on the lower cinch ski trail

mountain biking
Thursday, August 10, 2017

It's a gorgeous trail. It's much better as a hike for me, being that I live at 4500 ft. and did a triathlon yesterday. The creek was a nice treat for sore feet. ☺

hiking
Monday, August 07, 2017

There’s better hikes in the Beaver Creek/Vail area. This one is pretty much in the trees the whole time and drops you off on a service road in beaver creek.

hiking
Saturday, August 05, 2017

Great hike. Moderate and in the shade the entire time. Keep an eye out for bikers flying down the trail. Only complaint is that there's not much of a grand finish. You sort of get to the end and it's a ski slope halfway up the hill. Still beautiful and would definitely do again.

hiking
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Took an hr and 20 min to get there and about 45 min to get down because we saw a bear right next to the stream by the bridge. Be careful

hiking
Friday, July 07, 2017

We hiked about a mile in and back. It was pretty and as other reviewers said it starts off easy and gets more difficult as you continue down the trail. We pushed a stroller for the first 1/2 mile or 2/3 mile but left it behind when things got harder. Biggest complaint about the trail was all the flies swarming us every time we paused for the briefest moment.

hiking
Friday, June 30, 2017

This area is extremely beautiful with lots of wildflowers. The hike starts off fairly easy along the dirt path from the parking area. The climb is gradual and not to strenuous. There are a wide variety of wildflowers along the trail as well as a small stream that you cross.

hiking
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The trail is very well shaded by the countless number of trees. Not a great view of the town anywhere along the trail except for the very top, AAAmazing view of beaver creek village! If you're looking for a quick getaway from the city, this trail is perfect. Lots of dogs and friendly people.

hiking
Sunday, July 31, 2016

We did this hike with our 2 and 4-year-olds - mostly piggy backing on the way up. Gorgeous hike, the creek crossing is picturesque.

hiking
Friday, July 29, 2016

Quick trail up to the Beav that wasn't very busy for a mid-day hike on a Friday in July. Not a bunch of views but lots of wildlife. The best part is the river crossing that is close to the top of the trail. First bit of the trail is deceiving, it does get steeper and a little tougher the farther you go up. Nonetheless, an easy trail for anyone, at any age to give a shot.

hiking
Saturday, July 09, 2016

Nice easy walking trail. Only really gets a bit steep at the top near the ski run. Not many long views to be had, but if you are interested in a wooded trail this is worth walking at least once.

hiking
Wednesday, July 06, 2016

We hiked this from the entry to the Eagle Vail trail near the Shop and Hop. We hiked with a 6 and 9 year old. Once we reached Beaver Creek ski boundary and Cinch we walked down to Beaver Creek for Bunge jumping. Quite a challenge for the 6 year old, but he hoeing in there. Called Uber for a ride home once we had drinks and snacks at the C Bar.

Sunday, July 03, 2016

For hikers this is a easy to moderate hike, mostly in the shade. When you get to the bridge you are more than halfway to the top. At the top you come out on Beaver Creek ski run "Cinch", the view at the top is of Cinch Village.

For mountain bikers, start in Beaver Creek Village take either the gondola up or "Cinch" fire road, the opening to the trail is near a fire cache to your right. Single track all the way down until the trailhead. To bike back to Beaver Creek, take Eagle Road to Highway 6 go West until you get to the parking lot in Avon.

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Severely over grown vegetation, main trail is closed May-June but otherwise it's light and easy

hiking
Saturday, October 19, 2013

Really marissa, again???

hiking
Tuesday, October 01, 2013

really fun---quiet---gorgeous color!!! rushing water----just a few bikes

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