The Black Ridge Trail, blazed with blue, is a moderate 3.1-mile loop that can be easily accessed from the Rocky Knob Visitor Center. Passing through a second growth forest to a seldom-used gravel road, it includes good views to the north from atop Black Ridge, and then crosses the Parkway to join the Rock Castle Gorge Trail for its return to the visitor center. There are excellent views from this section of trail into Rock Castle Gorge and the Piedmont.
Note: To avoid confusion, the major trails in the Rocky Knob area have blaze markings in different colors. All connecting trails are blazed in red.