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Quarry Loop Trail

Intermediate
 4.2 (6)

Quarry Loop Trail brings you through the old ruins of the Banning Sandstone Quarry.


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Map Key

1.9

Miles

3.1

KM

Loop

1,076' 328 m

High

989' 301 m

Low

85' 26 m

Up

88' 27 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · River/Creek · Wildlife

Description

The loop begins and ends at the parking area at Banning State Park. You'll see the towering rock walls where the stone was quarried from, along with other rock formations. The side of the trail that runs closer to the river has the remains of old structures used by the quarry, which can be a fun way to imagine what the area would have looked like as an active quarry.

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Kevin Killingbeck

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  4.2 from 6 votes

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#137

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As a testament to its history, large slabs of rock are piled next to the Quarry Loop Trail.
Mar 14, 2017 near Sandstone, MN

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Jun 1, 2021
Amy None
Jun 27, 2020
Michael Messenger
Sep 30, 2019
Amy VanGuilder
Fun trail, pretty easy, almost no climbing. Neat to see the old remnants of the sandstone quarry.
Aug 7, 2019
Shelly BellySorensen
May 18, 2019
Glen Dagger
Apr 24, 2019
Lizzie Roberts
Aug 4, 2017
Lj Choi
with Sasha & Anne: quarry, deadman's, hell's gate, quarry loop back up.
Jun 6, 2017
Corrinne Clark
did more than just the loop. went down to falls (very difficult part of trail) 4.2mi