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Back Cove Trail

Portland, ME
+1 207-775-2411
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A beautiful spot to exercise

The back coveis a great place to walk a dog, jog, ride bikes, or visit with friends. The path is a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Nice scene, good run

This was the last third of the half marathon I ran, and my friend's regular running route. It is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Annalee T
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Portland's most popular and well-known trail offers view of the city skyline.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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+1 207-775-2411
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The back coveis a great place to walk a dog, jog, ride bikes, or visit with friends. The path is a well trodden one where there is many people walking and enjoying the area. On sundays a section of the road is closed to enable...More

Thank Joyfullyinme
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the last third of the half marathon I ran, and my friend's regular running route. It is beautiful. I did enjoy it for the views more than actually running.

Thank Annalee T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

enjoyed a nice run along the coast , the graffiti wall was also fun to see. a run up bunker hill is worth the view as well!

Thank dlamay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took our dog with us and had a ball. Easy, level, smooth hike. Great views of downtown Portland. Dog friendly.

Thank Maine-e-yak_007
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Mostly flat, scenic view of Portland, and a nice ~3 mile loop. Careful when crossing the bridge as you might wind up getting a longer run than you planned by heading down the promenade trail or some other path instead. While there were mileage signs...More

Thank Jadesea22
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Great for a run or a ride, with all-round views of Portland's downtown as well as residential areas. The sandy terrain makes for a great workout and you'll love smelling the salt in the air !

Thank kellynsq
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This is a great walking path around the Back Cove in Portland. Great for bikes, running or walking. I used to live near here, so I used this path every week, miss it living so close to it.

Thank Jayme P
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Went here with an eleven and thirteen year old. We walked the whole 3.6 mile flat trail. It was a bit long for the kids but enjoyable. It is a little bit loud on the small part that runs parallel to the highway.

Thank Wendy M
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I did this trail with my 90 year old grandmother. we would park at one end and walk the scenic route to the other parking lot and turn around and return to our car. No need to walk along the highway, which is noisy and...More

1  Thank msmbp
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Wonderful spot to get some exercise. Take your pet for a stroll around the Back Cove Trail. Provides views of the Portland skyline. Wide trail with watering stations every so often.

Thank 393-On-The-Road
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