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Beautiful Walk

Super trail that goes around the cove. Lovely to walk, run or ride here at most times of the year... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
CS1Portland
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Portland, Maine
Nice walk

Came here with my girlfriend when she visited. We always enjoy walking off our meals so after a... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2018
Sammeir
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Maine
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Portland's most popular and well-known trail offers view of the city skyline.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Super trail that goes around the cove. Lovely to walk, run or ride here at most times of the year. Seems very safe and enough people use this. Beautiful water and sometimes mud views.

Thank CS1Portland
Reviewed 26 July 2018

It probably should be called Back Mud Cove as that's what it mostly is except during high tide. Still a great walking area for those so inclined and can get busy.

Thank smeg t
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Came here with my girlfriend when she visited. We always enjoy walking off our meals so after a great breakfast we came here and walked probably about half the trail before heading back to the car. It was beautiful looking at the water and all...More

1  Thank Sammeir
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Great area along Back Cove to walk, bike or relax. The path is well maintained and you have continuous water and city views.

Thank ladyme1
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Such a great amenity in the City. Comfortable, perfect length and varied views make this a perfect walk. Could be improved surfaces but maybe that will happen eventually if more people communicate with the city.

Thank markA9526JF
Reviewed 22 January 2018

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

2  Thank SteveAugusta_Maine
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
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
Reviewed 7 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
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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There is parking on Preble Street, or Payson Park and you can park along Baxter Blvd.
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