Fore River Sanctuary Trail

MODERATE 35 reviews

Fore River Sanctuary Trail is a 3.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Portland, Maine that features a river and is rated as moderate. 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
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
282 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

forest

river

views

wildlife

This 85-acre preserve is the home of Jewell Falls, Portland ‘s only natural waterfall, as well as the site of the former Cumberland and Oxford Canal. The lowland area, where salt and freshwater marsh meet, provides great bird-watching opportunities. The land around the falls was donated to Portland Trails by the family of Tom Jewell, one of Portland Trails’ founders. Open from dawn to dusk, year-round. Dogs, accompanied by responsible owners, are allowed in some areas, watch for signs. A short walk down Congress Street sidewalks leads to the Fore River Trail and Stroudwater Trail. To connect to the Capisic Brook Trail, follow a path from Frost Street up to Riverview Street.

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18 days ago

Good hike, a cool waterfall.

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22 days ago

This trail was great for the area. Never thought I would hike Portland. Started down the street from my house in Westbrook

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1 month ago

Lots of great places to have your dog swim around!

trail running
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail! A hidden gem in the city.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Well, marked, easy trail for relative beginners or hiking with kids (as I was today).

2 months ago