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Back Cove Trail

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Address: Portland, ME
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Portland's most popular and well-known trail offers view of the city...

Portland's most popular and well-known trail offers view of the city skyline.

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Picturesque flat walk

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... read more

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Wendy M
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Sutton, Massachusetts, United States
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Sutton, Massachusetts, United States
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39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week 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.

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Thank Wendy M
Garden City, New York
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 windy

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1 Thank msmbp
Portland, Maine
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40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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.

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Thank 393-On-The-Road
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28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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.

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1 Thank Keith B
Basingstoke
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72 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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 on a hot day you can get very thirsty. We did this walk as a... More 

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2 Thank Janet0256
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Paul F
Montreal, Canada
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100 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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 km.

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Thank po1234
New York
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15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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. All in all, a very unique and well used trail.

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2 Thank JAGNY
Waverly, Kansas
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Nice walking trail with pleasant foliage and view of the water. Good site for Pokemon Go players as well. Small parking lot, but was not too crowded.

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Thank vettechtricia
So. Burlington
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Great place to walk with kids. Nice view and lots of space for everyone. Long walk so wear sturdy shoes

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