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.
dogs on leash
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.
Trails not really marked out... some wash outs but not too bad. Pretty relaxing once you pass the quarry.
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.
Trails isn't well kept.
Great little walk!
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.
at the end of mt. Waldo Rd. in frankfort. enter at your own risk, very rocky, was once an old quarry.
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
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.
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.
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.