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Back Cove Trail

Portland, ME
+1 207-775-2411
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Workout with a view

Great for a run or a ride, with all-round views of Portland's downtown as well as residential... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kellynsq
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Singapore, Singapore
Fabulous walking path

This is a great walking path around the Back Cove in Portland. Great for bikes, running or walking... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jayme P
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Portland, Maine, USA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Ok. You don't have to run it, but, you can! Very nice hard pack trail good for walking, running, and mountain biking( not paved). Decent scenery, and moderate traffic, and plenty of parking.

1  Thank Keith B
Reviewed 20 October 2016

This walk is 3.5 miles long and takes you round the back cove. A flat walk through some lovely residential area. Great for the bird life and the trees. Unfortunately, there are no refreshment stops, so it is best to take some with you as...More

2  Thank Janet0256
Reviewed 19 September 2016

The hard-pack gravel trail is about 3.5 miles in total. The view is quite nice. But one should know that it is along the interstate and then a couple of big roads. So it is great for jogging but not exactly an ideal hike.

Thank Paul F
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

This is the perfect jogging trail in Portland. Being here for a few days, we tried many places to jogg, and this is the best. It is about 6 km just for the bay, but adding smaller trails, you can to around 14 to 15...More

Thank po1234
Reviewed 27 August 2016

We biked around the flat Back Cove Trail loop. Always along the water. Not the prettiest water view. Parts were swampy but unique. Under bridges, along side on a bridge (cement barrier between traffic and trail) rolling hills, industrial parts, residential parts, park like parts....More

2  Thank JAGNY
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