Mount Waldo and Mendall Marsh via the Quarry Trail

EASY 18 reviews

Mount Waldo and Mendall Marsh via the Quarry Trail is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Frankfort, Maine that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.7 miles
1102 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips



1 day ago

It's a great hike, fairly difficult due to all of the rocks. The quarry is great, and there's a place to jump. However, be very careful because many people have died. I swam under the spot I jumped off to make sure it was clear. People jump off the top of the quarry, but there's a lot to clear so I wouldn't suggest it.

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28 days ago

This is not an easy trail , I wouldn't suggest small children, it's very steep with loose rocks , and the quarry could be very dangerous .. but it is beautiful and peaceful

1 month ago

Beautiful place to hike! I am disappointed by the graffiti on the Beautiful stones, as well as lots of broken glass by the quarry. Other than that the place is gorgeous. It's a fun, incline hike to the quarry, and an easier, marked trail in the woods the rest of the way. Beautiful views.

1 month ago

Steep climb at the beginning of the trail. Watch your footing until you reach the quarry, as much of the trail is washed out. Once you reach the quarry, the climb is very nice. Look for orange tags on trees for trail markings. I feel this hike should be rated as moderate. It's much too steep to be considered easy.

3 months ago

The quarry was awesome to see along with some of the views! The trail wasn't easy and is steep in the beginning, but my kids both made it up.

10 months ago

Trails not really marked out... some wash outs but not too bad. Pretty relaxing once you pass the quarry.

Monday, June 27, 2016

This is not an easy trail, I would say moderate at best. The trail/road is washed out and a very steep incline. Once you reach the quarry it is nice as you can sit and rest with a cool breeze. Be aware there are quite a few leeches in the water so wading isn't the greatest. If you stick to the deep areas your better off. There are several cliffs to jump from if you are looking for a fun swim. We went in and didn't get any leeches but saw quite a few swimming.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Trails isn't well kept.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Great little walk!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Took my dogs and had a great time. Hike up the main trail then veer left and you can cut around the left hand side of the pit and get an amazing view of it (pic w/ the German Shepherd in it). Appear trail might lead down the other side of the mountain but I ran out of time so just circles the quarry then returned via the main access road. Short (all told maybe 3 miles?) but great incline.

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

at the end of mt. Waldo Rd. in frankfort. enter at your own risk, very rocky, was once an old quarry.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

trailhead on the Quarry trail is at the end of Mt Waldo rd. there's a bit of uphill with lots of loose rock under feet. Trail is not well marked but goes to the right side of the quarry hole (which with just a 2 second look you can easy see is infested with leeches). My 7 year old did it with minimal complaining. dogs are allowed Just be careful of the drop offs. Over all tho a fun short hike with nice views at the top

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Hiked the old quarry trail at the end of mt. waldo road. Mostly uphill trail lots of loose rocks underfoot. Enjoyed the quarry views even the graffiti was pretty cool.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Nice hike, it was a little hard to keep on the trail as it wasn't well marked. But it was a fairly easy and fun hike with a pretty good view at times. Also the trail is on Mt Waldo Road, off of Rt 1A in Frankfort.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Hiked the Old Quarry Trail with my brother. Beautiful day, saw a couple people swimming in the quarry even though I didn't think it was quite warm enough.