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Trail Conditions

Trip Log


East Quarry Mountain
Alton, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking down the lower Reed Trail
Looking down the lower Reed Trail

Route: Reed Trail, Dave Roberts Quarry Trail

New Reed Trail is initially not signed or marked (except for a SPNF gate). Basically stick with the main logging road until you get to the stone staircase at the end of a large logging landing. Thereafter, the trail is blazed in blue.

The Reed Trail has easy grades and decent footing as it weaves its way through skid and logging roads. A few muddy areas. Quite a few views along the way due to the somewhat recent logging. The trail ends at the Quarry Trail in the col just west of East Quarry, just east of Middle Quarry. Just over a mile from the gate to the Quarry Trail, then less than a tenth of a mile to the summit of East Quarry.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: East Quarry Mountain
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Minimal
Crowds: Minimal

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Thursday, June 22, 2017
Parking Elevation: 1,080'
Destination: East Quarry Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:25
Trailhead Elevation: 1,080'
Summit Elevation: 1,890'
Distance: 1.1 miles
Vertical Gain: 820'
Hike Time Elapsed: 00:47
Hike Vertical Gain: 830'

The Reed Road trailhead
The Reed Road trailhead

The upper Reed Trail
The upper Reed Trail

Minimal views from East Quarry Mountain - Click to enlarge
Minimal views from East Quarry Mountain

Topographic map of East Quarry Mountain

Directions to trailhead: From Alton, take Route 11 west, then take Route 11A west. Take a left onto Reed Road, then bear right to stay on Reed Road. Further up the road, there is a parking lot on the left. The Reed Trail starts at a gate at the end of the road.

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