Mackworth Island Hiking Trail is a 1.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Falmouth, Maine that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and fishing and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.4 miles
45 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



trail running





Shore walk around Mackworth Island.

1 day ago

easy trail with great views! no bikes allowed.

1 month ago

This is a wonderful walk around a small island. Easy footing. Swings and benches follow this trail with a tiny fairy village and beaches along the way.

Will be back! :)

trail running
1 month ago

So beautiful. Dogs must be kept on leash, even on the beach. Perfect walk with family & friends and close to Portland! Great trail run as well!

2 months ago

The day I went was a little foggy and misty and made it feel like an enchanted forest. I LOVED IT! I really loved all the Fairy homes and different benches you could sit on to rest and contenplate. Definitely going to come back again when I next visit Maine.

2 months ago

Easy walk around the island but good footwear is a must as many tree roots and slight downgrades can make it difficult to walk. Lots of lovely benches and swings to rest and take in the view and a couple of side trails that lead down to the water, including rocky shorelines to sit on chairs and sunbathe. It took me several tries to visit this island successfully due to the heavy traffic. Best to go early morning, parking is limited. Nominal entrance fee for both residents and visitors (even on foot/ by bike). Also, look up the sad/creepy history of the school on the island for an interesting story to share.

3 months ago

Nice casual walking trail, several way points with swing benches to soak in the views, and be sure to check out the Fairy Community

3 months ago

Awesome casual walking trail; several swing benches to rest and soak up the views, fishing pier, and several sandy beaches. Be sure to visit the Island Community Village along the way and even build your own all natural house for the fairies (collect items along the walk).

4 months ago

I love this trail. Did it with my family yesterday. Will continue doing the veiws are breathtaking.

5 months ago

Great little, highly accessible trail. Marked down as parking can be a nightmare. Nice for running if it’s not crowded.

5 months ago

Great trail with excellent views. It is high volume and can be tough at times to find parking. Dog friendly and great spots to stop and take in the beautiful views.

8 months ago

great trail. well maintained and great views of the bay. grey loons hugging the coastline and divin for fish. great striped bass fishing in season. just an all around great place. Enjoy..

9 months ago

Well maintained trail, even with snow. I was concerned, but it was compacted and I was able to walk merely in hiking boots without any issues.

10 months ago

It's a beautiful spot, a lovely walk. Easy, and accessible by all abilities, but the trail being gravel and dirt, is not wheelchair accessible.

Saturday, September 02, 2017

I live in Portland so Mackworth is my go-to when I just need some fresh air and trees. It's a quick walk around the loop, but at low tide it's fun to beachcomb around the island too. Beautiful views across Casco Bay.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

A perfect trail for when you want to go somewhere not too far from downtown Portland. The trail circles the island and there are beautiful views out to the water on every step. There is enough forestry to keep things cool but not too much to detract from the views. A perfectly pleasant afternoon walk.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Beautiful place for a short hike or spend the whole day swimming and picnicking. Bring your bug spray!

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Easily accessible, the only issue is the parking.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Dog friendly. Not much parking.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Beautiful but if you're driving be there early

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Beautiful, peaceful.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

fairly simple scenic walk.

Monday, November 14, 2016

A true gem of Portland that really gives you a great perspective of the city. A magical place and fun easy loop for anyone. Spectacular views.

Thursday, October 06, 2016

I used to walk this every day. The only issue is parking, but if you are an early bird like me, you should get a spot no problem. Parking before the bridge is for Falmouth residents ONLY. You will get ticketed or towed if not a resident. Mackworth Island is a state Park, and there is a fee.

Friday, September 02, 2016

Beautiful and relaxing.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

easy walking on the trail, for more challenge one can travel along the shore in many areas.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

A nice walk! I recommend park off the island and walk in via the bridge.

Sunday, August 07, 2016

Better to leave Fido at home if he doesn't like to be on a leash. Entrance fee. Great geocaching walk.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Very nice state park. Fee is a dollar a head. A very enjoyable walk around the perimeter of the island with great views of east Portland, Fort Gorges and other close islands. Beach and shore access.

Saturday, July 09, 2016

This is a state park and costs money to enter. No where in the description is that stated at all.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Fun for everyone, great when it's a lower traffic time out there.

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