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Back Cove Trail

Portland, ME
+1 207-775-2411
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Great walk

This walk has it all, great view, loads of birds, and wonderful archeticture to look at. The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
SteveAugusta_Maine
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Smithfield, Maine
Great little loop

My wife and I rented bikes at the wharf in Portland, rode around the peninsula and over the bridge... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2017
JEH-BV
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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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"mile loop"
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"half marathon"
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"ride bikes"
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"nice walk"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This walk has it all, great view, loads of birds, and wonderful archeticture to look at. The houses are amazing, love the old sea captain homes. The widow walks are very cool. There is so much history here. I also love all the amazing places...More

Thank SteveAugusta_Maine
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

My wife and I rented bikes at the wharf in Portland, rode around the peninsula and over the bridge to the Back Cove Trail. Nice, picturesque loop. The total ride was only about 10 miles. Great trip for a little exercise.

Thank JEH-BV
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

I was looking for a 5km morning jog on a trip to Portland. This trail was perfect for that around the bay.

Thank zeppJFM
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

It's probably about 4 miles around the trail and offers a very enjoyable walk, run, or bike ride. Great views of the cove.

Thank Ken Q
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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
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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
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Reviewed 5 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.

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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
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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
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Reviewed 20 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
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