0.0 The hike begins at the south end of the parking lot where three trails meet; the Skunk Cabbage Trail on the left, the Teachers Overlook Trail straight ahead, and the Quarry Loop Trail (QLT) to the right. Turn right on the QLT. This section of trail follows a railroad grade to the quarry site.
0.1 The QLT forks; continue straight ahead on right fork.
0.3 Intersection with the Cartway Trail on the right; continue on the QLT.
0.4 Intersection; continue straight ahead passing trail on the left.
In about 120 feet reach intersection with the Spur Trail going right and left; continue on the QLT. The Spur Trail marks the route taken by trains hauling cut stone from the quarry to the main tracks of the St. Paul-Duluth Railroad.
0.5 Site of the earliest quarrying activity begun in 1892.
0.7 Intersection with the Deadman Trail. The southbound railroad grade ended at this point. Piles of scrap rock called spall can be seen in the surrounding area. At this point you have two options: you may bear right on the Deadman Trail if you want to do the entire 3.6 mile hike; or, you may bear left on the Quarry Loop Trail to complete a shorter 1.8 mile hike. If you take the Deadman Trail option you will eventually return to this intersection. This hike description is for the first option. Otherwise, skip to the 2.5 mile point and follow the directions back to the trailhead.
0.9 Trail intersection; bear left on the High Bluff Trail, leaving the
Deadman Trail as it continues to the right.
1.6 Trail intersection with the Wolf Creek Trail going left and right; bear right.
2.2 Trail intersection; turn right on the Deadman Trail.
2.3 Trail intersection with the High Bluff Trail; bear left staying on
the Deadman Trail and return to the QLT.
2.5 Trail intersection with the QLT; bear right. In about 400 feet
come to the horst on right side of trail. Piles of large sandstone blocks, left by the last train to leave the quarry in 1912, sit on either side of the trail.
2.7 Intersection with the Hell’s Gate Trail on the right. This trail
follows the river downstream. It starts out as an easy trail but gets gradually pinched between the river and sandstone cliffs and becomes more difficult to follow. The circuit hike continues by turning left on the QLT.
2.9 Site of the stone cutting shed about 70 feet off the trail to the left. Look for a small drainage ditch on the right side of the trail.
3.0 Remains of the power house.
3.1 Site of the rock crusher building.
3.3 Intersection with the Spur Trail on the left; continue ahead on the QLT. Note impressions left by crossties along the trail.
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