Mount Waldo and Mendall Marsh via the Quarry Trail

MODERATE 22 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 rated as moderate. 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.

DISTANCE
3.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
980 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

hiking
1 month ago

We did this trail today and we were not dissapointed! It's not very well maintained, so it would rate this as a moderate hike. Great views of Camden Hills and Acadia National Park from the summit, you have to find the ledge! Towers up top will guide you. A few blow downs, and the trail is marked with orange tape and not blazes. I wouldn't take kids under 6 up the mountain but could be a nice hike for adventurous families! #lovemaineadventures

2 months ago

Good hike

hiking
4 months 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.

hiking
5 months 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

6 months 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.

hiking
6 months 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.

7 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.

Monday, August 29, 2016

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

hiking
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.

hiking
Thursday, June 23, 2016

Trails isn't well kept.

hiking
Thursday, June 23, 2016

Great little walk!

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

hiking
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.

hiking
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.

hiking
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.

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