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Back Cove Trail

Portland, ME
+1 207-775-2411
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Excellent place to left off some steam!

I rented a bike along the promenade and joined this trail under the bridge. The trail encircles a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Phoenix, Arizona
Great running route

When we lived in the area, we used to go here almost everyday to run. It's 3.5 miles, with markers... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Miami, Florida
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Portland's most popular and well-known trail offers view of the city skyline.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Portland, ME
+1 207-775-2411
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Reviewed 2 days 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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 7 May 2017

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 20 April 2017 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
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