Mt. Waldo Quarry Frankfort
People have died here and there is talk of shutting down access. If you visit this location, please don’t jump. This is a remote area, and it would be hard for emergency responders to help you.
The entrance to the trail is at the very end of Mt. Waldo Road, which is across from a park with a boat launch. You park at the end of the road, near the sign that says the area is closed at a certain time of night. From here, you follow the old road that is behind the gate, straight up to the quarry.
The hike is difficult because it is steep the whole way to the quarry, and filled with loose slippery shale. It is probably about a mile, but will take longer than an easier trail. We came here on a very hot day, and it was not fun. Dogs seem to be allowed, but they might have difficulty on the trail as the rocks are sharp. If it is raining the trail will likely be too slippery.
The quarry is beautiful, and the water is a clear blue-green. We did see many leeches though, so if you swim you likely get one on you. I’ve never been to a place where I’ve seen so many, and after a hot hike I was kind of disappointed that I no longer felt like swimming. We might have just been here at the wrong time of year, or maybe it was just a bad year for them, because we know this is a popular swimming spot.
This is clearly a popular party spot and there is a lot of broken glass, and abandoned machinery, so be cautious.
- 30-40 min.
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