Hike the Quarry Loop Trail

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Added by Allison Herreid

A great hike alongside the Kettle River rapids. Also a fantastic way to see abandoned quarry buildings.

The Quarry Loop is an easy hike in Banning State Park, which draws its name from the abandoned sandstone quarry you pass along the way. The trail's rival attraction is the whitewater of the Kettle River, visible as you hike, including the Blueberry Slide, Mother's Delight, and Dragon's Tooth rapids. Accordingly, this also makes the park a popular place with canoeists and kayakers.

Pack List

  • Hiking shoes
  • Water
  • Sun protection
  • Kayak or canoe gear
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Hiking, Kayaking

Skill Level:



Spring, Summer, Autumn

Trail Type:



2.4 Miles

Elev. Gain:

40 Feet



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Added by Allison Herreid

Recent college grad with a passion for photography, the environment, and exploring the outdoors. Instagram: @allisonherreid

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