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Back Cove Trail

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Address: Portland, ME
Phone Number: 207-775-2411
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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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Perfect jogging trail

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank JAGNY
Waverly, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 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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Thank Joanne M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

We're so lucky to have this space right in the middle of town--a real respite--safe, scenic and available for free 24/7.

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1 Thank John H
Ramsey, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

Nice walking trail and great way to start our day. We enjoyed the back cove trail just a little more than the east prom trail as the east trail goes right by the sewer treatment plant and was really smelly.

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Thank Cathy B
Stratham, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

This 3.5 mile loop around Portland's Back Cove is an excellent trail for walking or running. Each 1/4 mile is marked, allowing you to turn around and figure your mileage accurately. The city backdrop is a nice view. The trail is mostly flat and natural, with only a paved portion at the bridge.

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1 Thank Jim T
Sauquoit, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Nice 3.5 mile loop trail around the back cove. Lots of people walk, run or bike this trail. Pretty views as you go. You can also go on an offshoot of this trail and ride your bike down to the old port area.

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Thank Pat C
Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

scenic trail along back bay, few blocks from congress st/downtown. busy during the day, absolutely great find. for all levels

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