Eastern Trail: Scarborough to Saco

EASY 19 reviews

Eastern Trail: Scarborough to Saco is a 9.4 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Scarborough, Maine that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
216 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

canoeing

fishing

hiking

nature trips

road biking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

horseback riding

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

rocky

snow

washed out

The Eastern Trail, managed by the Eastern Trail Management District, is a 55-mile non-motorized transportation corridor between Kittery and South Portland. Uses include walking/hiking, bicycling, cross-country skiing, horseback riding, and other non-motorized activities. The Eastern Trail (ET) in Maine is currently a 65 +/- mile signed bike route that starts at the Piscataqua River in Kittery and ends in South Portland, Maine, crossing the communities of Kittery, Eliot, South Berwick, Wells, Kennebunk, Arundel, Biddeford, Saco, Old Orchard Beach, Scarborough, and South Portland. The ET is part of the East Coast Greenway bicycle trail that extends from Maine to Florida. The ET in Maine is both on-road and off-road, and some off-road portions of the trail are under construction and others have not been built.

road biking
29 days ago

5 months ago

One of my favorites to run. not challenging but you can get great distance! I'd you are parking in the Scarborough Marsh and cross the road, you can get just under ten miles if you go all the way to 195 ramp. it's a solid eight if you run to the foot bridge. if you cruise over the marsh you can squeeze in five miles by running to the end of the access road and back. I wish the would finish the rest of the trail connecting to Portland in that direction!

6 months ago

My wife and I walk it all the time. It is awesome

6 months ago

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

7 months ago

Disappointed. We brought street bikes thinking the route was paved. Our bad for not doing enough homework. Great for trail bikes or mountain bike - even perhaps beach or hybrids. Definitely not safe for pure street or racing bikes. We'll come better equipped next time. Think we'll run it tomorrow.

walking
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Well maintained. Walked on a weekend and not overly busy. Multiuser trail and room for all

mountain biking
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

mountain biking
10 months ago

I found to be a great trail, a nice flat trail. Plenty of shady for those hot summer days. Very scenic and plenty of birds while crossing the marsh.

hiking
10 months ago

Great trail

11 months ago

11 months ago

mountain biking
Sunday, May 22, 2016

trail running
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Just lovely running and walking path all-year round (well, with snowshoes in snowy months).

hiking
Friday, January 01, 2016

road biking
Friday, May 29, 2015

Best part of the trail is crossing the Scarborough marsh, your in the middle of the marsh no road no traffic very peaceful.