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West Quarry Mountain, East Quarry Mountain
Gilford, NH, Alton, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
The Quarry Trail on the way to West Quarry
The Quarry Trail on the way to West Quarry

Route: Old Clough Road, Quarry Trail

Trails were mostly dry and in good shape. Old Clough Road is generally brushhogged, so not too bad as far as old logging roads go. Quarry Trail is rugged in places, but nice in the vicinity of West Quarry. Nearing East Quarry, there are some areas of heavy weed growth from old logging operations, but trail can still be followed with relative ease. It should also be noted that the highpoint of West Quarry is *not* at the sign, but rather off the opposite side of the trail, maybe 100 feet to the north, on a ledge marked with a cairn.

Some spectacular foliage colors throughout.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Monday, September 29, 2014
Parking Elevation: 740'
Destination: West Quarry Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:29
Trailhead Elevation: 1,140'
Summit Elevation: 1,894'
Vertical Gain: 784'
Destination: East Quarry Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:14
Trailhead Elevation: 1,894'
Summit Elevation: 1,890'
Vertical Gain: 150'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:26
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,128'


The start of Old Clough Road
The start of Old Clough Road

Looking southeast from near the summit of West Quarry - Click to enlarge
Looking southeast from near the summit of West Quarry

The Quarry Trail on the way to East Quarry
The Quarry Trail on the way to East Quarry

A lack of views in the fog from near the summit of East Quarry - Click to enlarge
A lack of views in the fog from near the summit of East Quarry

Topographic map of West Quarry Mountain, East Quarry Mountain


Directions to trailhead: Take Route 11A East from Gilford, then take a right onto Glidden Road. As of fall 2014, the dirt portion of the road may be too rough for low clearance vehicles to proceed, and there may be a lack of room to park before that portion. Otherwise, there was room for a few high clearance vehicles to park near the chain at the end of the dirt portion.

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