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Best walking trail anywhere

Circling Back Cove this 3.75 mile loop provides fabulous views of the the downtown skyline, as well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
H5835HYdavids
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Portland, Maine
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 October 31, 2018
CS1Portland
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Portland, Maine
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Circling Back Cove this 3.75 mile loop provides fabulous views of the the downtown skyline, as well as many types of water fowl. It is known to be used by several thousand people daily, and has benches to sit at for resting and taking in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank H5835HYdavids
Reviewed October 31, 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CS1Portland
Reviewed July 26, 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.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank smeg t
Reviewed June 11, 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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Sammeir
Reviewed May 20, 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank ladyme1
Reviewed March 4, 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.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed January 22, 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

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank SteveAugusta_Maine
Reviewed December 30, 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.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank JEH-BV
Reviewed December 21, 2017

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

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank zeppJFM
Reviewed December 6, 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.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Ken Q
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There is parking on Preble Street, or Payson Park and you can park along Baxter Blvd.
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