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Back Cove Trail

Portland, ME
+1 207-775-2411
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easy to walk or bike, mostly flat

Nice 3.5 mile loop trail around the back cove. Lots of people walk, run or bike this trail... read more

Reviewed June 27, 2016
Pat C
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Sauquoit, New York
jogging and walking

scenic trail along back bay, few blocks from congress st/downtown. busy during the day... read more

Reviewed June 24, 2016
Mainseagull
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Providence, Rhode Island
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Portland's most popular and well-known trail offers view of the city skyline.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Portland, ME
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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.

1  Thank Pat C
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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

Thank Mainseagull
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Reviewed June 10, 2016

Back Cove offers a 3.2 mile jog around the Portland Back Cove. Weekend races are held and it is the start and finish of the Portland Half-Marathon and full Marathon in October. The trail is easy to follow with a scenic view of Portland from...More

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Reviewed June 6, 2016

This was our main running route when we used to live in portland. Great 3.5 mile run or walk along the cove, beautiful views

Thank morochaargentina
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Reviewed May 25, 2016

I run the Back Cove Trail several times every week and am always surprised and delighted by the views. Take in the beautiful Back Cove and Portland's iconic skyline as you loop the 3.5 mile trail. There is plenty of parking and lots of activity....More

1  Thank CPKaru
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Reviewed May 22, 2016

This paved walkway around the back cove of Portland is an excellent place to get out and enjoy the weather and get some exercise. It is a rather level walkway that goes around the entire back cove area. I think it is around 3.5 miles...More

2  Thank BLike2Travel
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Reviewed May 17, 2016

I live near here.I walk here often.Beautiful of the city skyline,and back cove.Benches to take a brake and pull in the peaceful area.

1  Thank katie31740827
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Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

One full round of the trail is good enough to burn all the Saturday night party stuff! It could be windy at times and then suggest the new comers like me to dress appropriately to avoid getting frozen !

1  Thank Saju S
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Reviewed April 26, 2016

People use this trail a lot. It is about 3.5 miles around. It has some exercise stations and a lovely view of the cove.

1  Thank RubyS248
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Reviewed April 20, 2016

My family visits Back Cove at least once a week for a run or walk. It is picturesque, day or night but especially at night with Portland all lite up across the bay.

1  Thank Packmusk
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