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“mile loop”(11 reviews)
“mud flats”(2 reviews)
Portland's most popular and well-known trail offers view of the city skyline.
Portland, ME
+1 207-775-2411
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is 3.5 miles of mostly dead-flat, scenic, mostly well-packed gravel, with some macadam surface. It links with the famous Eastern Prom Trail. There is a lovely park (Payson Park) with a fun water attraction (no standing pools) for kids on a hot day, next...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank John C
Reviewed December 31, 2018

On a sunny day this is a great trail for getting some exercise. It is pretty at high tide. At low it can look like mud flats. After rain or a thaw it can be pretty muddy, so best keep this for a nice weather...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ed11225
Reviewed December 1, 2018

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
Thank markA9526JF
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
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July 10, 2018|
Response from markA9526JF | Reviewed this property |
There is parking on Preble Street, or Payson Park and you can park along Baxter Blvd.