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Back Cove Trail

Portland, ME
+1 207-775-2411
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It probably should be called Back Mud Cove as that's what it mostly is except during high tide... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
smeg t
Nice walk

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

Reviewed June 11, 2018
Sam W
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Portland's most popular and well-known trail offers view of the city skyline.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“mile loop” (10 reviews)
“half marathon” (4 reviews)
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"mile loop"
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"great place to walk"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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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

Thank Sam W
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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.

Thank ladyme1
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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.

Thank markA9526JF
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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

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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.

Thank JEH-BV
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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.

Thank zeppJFM
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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.

Thank Ken Q
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Reviewed September 27, 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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Reviewed September 17, 2017

One of my friends who grew up in Portland told us to go here and it was a great path. The bay goes up and down with the tides and gave us a great view of the city. It was nice to hang out with...More

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