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Quarry Hill Trail

Very Difficult

Trail

0.8 mile 1.3 kilometer point to point
Very Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 829' 253 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 1,800' 549 m
Low: 970' 296 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 19% (11°)
Max Grade: 55% (29°)

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Trail shared by Lou Poulas

A very challenging rock scramble and ascent to Taconic Ridge.

Lou Poulas

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views

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Though less than a mile, this short trail has a high degree of difficulty for its steep grade and more importantly, its difficult rock scramble. Two sections in particular standout as a small slip could result in a serious injury or even death. Expect to use both hands and feet in multiple locations, and be prepared to need to grip to the rock face with your hands to prevent falls.

In the spring or after a heavy rain, there is a very nice waterfall near the 0.6-mile mark.

Please note that it is easy to lose your way. The trail is blazed yellow but at times the markers are not spaced close together, and it's easy to go off trail. Also, this trail used to be blazed white and you can still see some old blazes on many trees.

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After a challenging rock scramble, this small opening in the forest gives a glimpse to come as a reward for your hard work.
Oct 20, 2017 near Boston…, NY
Just ahead of the trailhead, this path parallels private property. It appears you may be trespassing, but not to worry, you are headed in the right direction.
Oct 20, 2017 near Boston…, NY