Evergreen Cemetery Trail

EASY 9 reviews

Evergreen Cemetery Trail is a 4.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Portland, Maine that offers the chance to see wildlife 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
4.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
246 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

forest

views

wildlife

muddy

rocky

Established in 1855, Evergreen Cemetery's 239 acres make it the second-largest cemetery in Maine. The cemetery features a park area with four ponds and a network of moderately sloping paved trails. The back half of the cemetery—to the west—is much wilder and more wooded. The trails are mostly level, but have been left natural, with packed earth and exposed tree roots. Evergreen Cemetery is well-known for its exceptional birding—from feeding the ducks in the ponds to experiencing the spring migration of a wide variety of songbirds. The undeveloped north west end of the cemetery is a City-designated off leash area for dogs, where dogs may walk unleashed as long as they are under voice command.

3 months ago

3 months ago

This is one of the best places to run your dog in Portland. The green and red trails are my favorite because of the gorgeous granite outcropping covered in moss, wildflowers in the spring and blueberries in the summer. The pond is also great for bird watching.

hiking
3 months ago

walking
5 months ago

Love exploring with our toddler. So many pretty sights to see, and our favorite is the duck pond at the bottom of the cemetery grounds.

hiking
6 months ago

Nice trail, not too challenging for this beginning hiker. The green markers weren't very visible in some places, so we weren't sure where to go at times, but it wasn't too hard to figure out overall.

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Very nice, and easy walk. Very quiet considering you are right in Portland.

hiking
Friday, September 16, 2016

Nice set of trails right here in Portland. You would not even know you were in the city. Several ponds offer a variety of wildlife.

geocaching
Sunday, August 07, 2016

Nice set of trails. We were geocaching and used the flat trails. Beautiful cemetery and pond area. Watch the dog when sharing the trails with bikers.

walking
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Great. It's a great place to bring babies and dogs.