Mackworth Island Trail

EASY 71 reviews

Mackworth Island 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.

DISTANCE
1.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
36 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

fishing

hiking

trail running

walking

beach

forest

views

Shore walk around Mackworth Island.

hiking
24 days 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..

hiking
1 month 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.

2 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.

walking
5 months ago

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.

walking
5 months ago

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.

6 months ago

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

6 months ago

Easily accessible, the only issue is the parking.

7 months ago

Dog friendly. Not much parking.

7 months ago

Beautiful but if you're driving be there early

8 months ago

Beautiful, peaceful.

9 months ago

fairly simple scenic walk.

walking
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.

walking
Friday, September 02, 2016

Beautiful and relaxing.

walking
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

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

walking
Sunday, August 14, 2016

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

hiking
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.

hiking
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.

walking
Sunday, June 26, 2016

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

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