Portland Trails

Portland, Maine

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The Back Cove Trail represents a pleasant diversion for a visitor to the city. The route takes you completely around a sheltered inlet. Shorebirds abound here, offering a unique chance to watch and photograph wildlife in an urban setting. The trail winds completely around Back Cove. Depending on the height of the tide, the cove may be full of water or the mudflats may be exposed. Only that section of the cove near the entrance to Casco Bay is deep water. Back Cove Trail is actually one small part of a larger vision. Portland Trails, a nonprofit organization, is dedicated to creating a 30-mile network of recreational trails within Greater Portland.
Hiking Maine

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Hiking Maine

by Tom Seymour (Falcon Guides)

The Back Cove Trail represents a pleasant diversion for a visitor to the city. The route takes you completely around a sheltered inlet. Shorebirds abound here, offering a unique chance to watch and photograph wildlife in an urban setting.

The trail winds completely around Back Cove. Depending on the height of the tide, the cove may be full of water or the mudflats may be exposed. Only that section of the cove near the entrance to Casco Bay is deep water. Back Cove Trail is actually one small part of a larger vision. Portland Trails, a nonprofit organization, is dedicated to creating a 30-mile network of recreational trails within Greater Portland.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Portland
Distance: 3.75
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Season: Year-round.
Local Contacts: Portland Trails, (207)-775-2411
Local Maps: DeLorme's The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer
Driving Directions: Directions to Portland Trails

Recent Trail Reviews

6/15/2008
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Very popular and well maintained urban trail for walkers and bikers at all times of year. Good views of downtown Portland. Best at high tide. The Cove can completely drain during low tides, and "smell" (although I like the smell).



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Apr 2018