Trailblazing 207

Back Cove Trail

  • Trail: Back Cove Trail
  • Trail type: Loop
  • Date: 4-13-17
  • Location: Portland, Maine
  • Distance: 3.6 miles
  • Time: 52:57
  • Method I Traversed: Walking with short jogging intervals
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Trail type: Sand/dirt and pavement
  • Parking: There is a large lot adjacent to Back Cove near Hannaford grocery store

Back Cove is probably the most iconic trail within the Portland Trails system, which is why I made it the first stop on my journey to hike all of the  Portland Trails this year  Hundreds of people walk, jog, and bike this trail each day. Back Cove provides a beautiful view of the city of Portland while still giving one a multi-sensory experience that feels like you aren’t in the city.

The trail is mostly paved, with a section of sand/dirt.

During late spring and summer, Fleet Feet Sports Maine Running holds a weekly 5K race on Wednesday nights called The Weekly Back Cove Series.

If you’ve got an hour or so to kill, this is an easy and fun trail to walk and check off your list!

Sand/dirt section of trail

Trail facing Portland

Sunset over Back Cove from path next to I-295 bridge

The author near the B&M Baked Bean factory!

A fancy place to sit!

Random log cabin style birdhouse that someone put up

Portland Skyline

This entry was published on April 13, 2017 at 8:44 pm and is filed under Hiking. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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