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Back Cove Trail

Portland, ME
+1 207-775-2411
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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 5 days ago
Sara M
Walk like the locals do

We take this 3-4 mile walk each time we visit. It's a great way to walk off your restaurant... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nellie F
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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Portland's most popular and well-known trail offers view of the city skyline.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Portland, ME
+1 207-775-2411
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Nellie F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 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
Reviewed 12 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 8 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 7 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
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
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