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Back Cove Trail

Portland, ME
+1 207-775-2411
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Nice trail to walk or bike

You can start at the Old Port and bike a few miles on pavement to get to the Back Bay Trail. It... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
scubadude01
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Strafford, New Hampshire
Great, safe path.

One of my friends who grew up in Portland told us to go here and it was a great path. The bay goes... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
Sara M
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Portland's most popular and well-known trail offers view of the city skyline.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

You can start at the Old Port and bike a few miles on pavement to get to the Back Bay Trail. It is a hard gravel surface ( fine for road bikes) that is a little over 3 miles around Back Bay. There are other...More

Thank scubadude01
Reviewed 17 September 2017

One of my friends who grew up in Portland told us to go here and it was a great path. The bay goes up and down with the tides and gave us a great view of the city. It was nice to hang out with...More

Thank Sara M
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We take this 3-4 mile walk each time we visit. It's a great way to walk off your restaurant enjoyment and if you need a bathroom, you can go to the Hannaford grocery store nearby.

2  Thank Nellie F
Reviewed 21 August 2017

I rented a bike along the promenade and joined this trail under the bridge. The trail encircles a small lake and is about about 3 1/2 miles long--narrow in some places. Beautiful homes and a combination of hardwood trees along with riparian settings make this...More

Thank beeedell
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

When we lived in the area, we used to go here almost everyday to run. It's 3.5 miles, with markers every 1/4 mile. Plenty of parking.

Thank morochaargentina
Reviewed 21 July 2017

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 13 July 2017 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 9 July 2017

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 8 July 2017 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
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