Clarks Pond Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near South Portland, Maine that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
82 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

cross country skiing

hiking

mountain biking

snowshoeing

lake

historic site

The Clarks Pond Trail is the hub of an ambitious trail network envisioned by the South Portland Land Trust and supported by local citizens, businesses and the City of South Portland. This beautiful woodland trail follows the western and southern shores of the pond to emerge on Westbrook Street. By following sidewalks 6/10 of a mile, you can complete a loop hike. The trail is rich with local history. From the 1930s to the 1950s, ice was commercially harvested from the pond to keep local ice boxes cool in the summer months (see video). The 1.7-mile loop is popular. Most visitors can complete the loop in about an hour. You may want to take more time to enjoy the scenery.

hiking
3 months ago

for South portland it is a lovely hike. tou can park by the big apple near by or at home depot... the bugs are usually nuts in the summer.. but you always see turtles cranes ducks gulls frogs. there is some trash but its a treasure in a neighborhood full of kids (kind of expected) ...a big group of like 400 people cleaned it on earth day =) you will see forts and stuff..ive run/walked it hundreds of times and always feel safe. takes me like 45 minutes

trail running
3 months ago

Lots if overgrown brush into the trail otherwise the trail is nice. I went after 2 days of rain so the bugs were out of control.

hiking
7 months ago

Cons: lots of trash, can hear the highway the entire time, & even what looks like a hobo camp.
Pros: a TON of different kinds of birds, easy, right off the highway.

hiking
9 months ago

This is a nice trail that includes some good views of Clarks Pond even though it is bordered by a mall and highways. A little noisy but a good workout. In winter I saw signs of hikers, fat tire bikes, and cross-country skiers.

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Saturday, September 20, 2014