Eastern Trail: Scarborough to Saco

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Eastern Trail: Scarborough to Saco is a 9.3 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.

9.3 miles
173 feet
Point to Point

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly


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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.

trail running
11 days ago

Great trail, very flat, great for running, biking, or walking the dog.

8 months ago

Loved the views of the marsh

9 months ago

Packed gravel, may as well be paved. Amazingly flat, any bike, any rider age can ride this. Only a handful of road crossings. The marsh crossing is very scenic. Very quiet and peaceful. Mostly shady.

10 months ago

Great option for a long flat walk. Excellent views.

11 months ago

Paved trail running through Scarborough Marsh. This is one of my favorites. Beware of Green Heads though!

nature trips
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Photos will be coming after this week. What a beautiful place for trails and hiking, etc. There's plenty to share with others and their experiences in these parts of Maine. S. B.

mountain biking
Sunday, July 09, 2017

Great trail for either a mountain bike or road bike.

mountain biking
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Very easy, very Scenic and very enjoyable Trail for almost any type of bike.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

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

Sunday, September 25, 2016

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.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

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

mountain biking
Thursday, July 14, 2016

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.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Great trail

trail running
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

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

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.

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mountain biking
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mountain biking
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trail running
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road biking
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