Hinckley Park Trail

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Hinckley Park Trail is a 1.3 mile heavily trafficked loop 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
1.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
160 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

These popular trails offer loops of various lengths and difficulty around two ponds with the opportunity to enjoy wooded and field sections as well as the shoreline along the pond. Terrain can vary from uneven, climbing paths to flat, gentle walks. The trail system in Hinckley Park offers a number of loop hikes, both large and small. The terrain of the park is equally varies, combining woodland stretches, walks along the shore and even an open pasture. The lower end of the park is toward the parking area off of Highland Ave. The trails generally gain elevation as you walk toward Stillman Street. The outermost loop comprises a hike of 3/4 miles. In addition to the trails shown here, there a number of side trails have been established over the years to provide access from the Whitworth Drive and Simmons Road neighborhoods. The park is a popular destination for dog walkers year round. Hinckley Park is a favored destination for dog walkers. Please remember to obey leash laws where applicable and clean up after your pet.

2 months ago

Absolutely amazing! My dog adores this place! We go as often as we can.

trail running
4 months ago

More like Hinckley Dog Park, everyone and there mother brings there inbred animals here to shit and piss everywhere. Attempted trail running, was an absolute pain, a municipal ordnance starting you are legally required to leash your animal unless it is voice controlled. Not even 3 minutes into the run when a women's dog began to chase and bark at my heels. I confronted the women, insisting to her should I discontinue running? With no leash she ignorantly replied "oh, it's no big deal, he doesn't like runners." Disgusted with the remark and still with a dog barking at my face, she realized quickly I would have thrown her animal and her ignorant self into the lake. She proceeded to move her dumpy body and restrain her animal. Don't go unless you expect to step in Dog shit.

Attempted again to give the "Dog Park" a try with a late evening mountain bike trail ride. Got shit in my tyres, had again individuals with no contest to abiding the law, and there half assed idea of "voice control". When attempting to bring my significant other to ride we were chased by ankle biters with not a single obedient account of training from there ignorant owners. This park is a very beautiful park and provides an amazing system of trail loops to keep you entertained for hours. This park is not and has never been prioritized for one specific activity but individuals continue to disregard rules and use this park as a bathroom for there animals. I would never dare swim in that cesspool of animal waste run off.

Added plus, attempted another trail run, on July 9th 2017, someone had let there dog puke animal kibble over the parking spaces, in the parking lot, not even 10 feet from the entry. If that isn't a dissatisfying enough account when on the trail you will no doubt be sucker punched with the stale smell of dog shit. I'll put money on it.

0 out of 5

5 months ago

walking
5 months ago

Nearby, friendly, easy even with a cast on (well Ok I am STUBBORN ! LOL). Yet to meet an unfriendly dog that's not on a leash.

5 months ago

6 months ago

9 months ago

hiking
Saturday, September 17, 2016

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Nice walk with a pup. Some dogs on path are unleashed. Just a heads up

hiking
Thursday, May 26, 2016

this trial is close to my house and is great to walk through anytime of the year.

hiking
Saturday, January 23, 2016