Quarry Road is a year-round outdoor recreation destination for people of all ages, abilities and walks of life from the greater Waterville area, across Maine and beyond.
The area offers 10.4 km (6.5 miles) of world-class groomed Nordic ski trails, and additional miles of backcountry snowshoe and hiking trails. Our state-of-the-art snowmaking system ensures an early start to the ski season and reliable snow conditions all winter.
Quarry Road Recreation Area is owned and operated by the City of Waterville Department of Parks & Recreation.
Friends of Quarry Road, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, works collaboratively with the City to provide guidance, raise capital, and assist in operations, upkeep, and oversight. Please join us.
Current Trail Conditions
These warm, sunny days feel like a great time for a hike. However, this is mud season for our trails, and it's a real mixed bag out here, with areas of deep snow cover, some partially frozen ground, and lots of wet, saturated soil.
Wet and thawing trails are very susceptible to damage from even light use. Footprints and ruts can persist for a long time, leading to uneven trail surfaces and premature erosion that can make the going tough year-round.
You can help keep our trails in top shape by sticking to dry areas and avoiding most trails until they have dried out fully. If you find yourself leaving visible footprints or ruts, it's a good sign that the trail is not ready for traffic.
With the weather we've been having, it should only take a couple weeks for most trails to dry out. In the meantime, the road is pretty solid and provides good walking.
Thanks for helping to care for and protect our trails!
Friends of Quarry Road thanks our 2017 gold sponsors for making this season possible: