Explore the most popular trails near Falmouth with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.



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Falmouth, Maine Map

This is a wonderful urban trail system with well-marked trails of green, yellow, red and white markers. Portland Trails has done a great job marking and maintaining the trail (including pointing out what plants are invasive). There are several marked posts containing a number but I have yet to find what these numbers represent. Hopefully, someone will post what they represent. Dogs can run free once they get beyond 300 yards from the parking area.

1 month 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..

great snowshoeing trail

2 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.

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.

A wonderful place for mountain biking with minimal elevation changes but lots of challenges in the twists and turns. The red trail is more challenging than the other trails. Very well marked and easy to follow.

Great trail for walking dogs, not too hilly, good river views!

5 months ago

Great trek through the woods - nice ups and downs - the trails were marked very well.

Great time, did it today I’m 65 degree rain and it was fantastic

6 months ago

A great trail that is part of a much larger system. lots of joggers and bikers. The waterfall was dry this early September day.

6 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.

We've hiked this trail twice - the first time it was early spring and we had to turn back because the parts of the trail that weren't covered in ice were thick with black mud; the second time was mid summer and much more enjoyable, though we still didn't make it more than a mile or so. The first half mile is not so pretty, but once you go under the highway overpass it gets better. There are a couple swimming hole spots along the way. Mosquitos were enormous and plentiful in July!

6 months ago

We discovered Gilsland by happy accident. It's lovely! Little bit of woods, little bit of meadow, little bit of marsh and water views. Perfect to burn some kid energy and view birds, wildflowers, and bugs.

6 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.

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

Great spot, and easily accessible. Lots of bugs in the first section of the trail, so wear long sleeves.

Easily accessible, the only issue is the parking.

Dog friendly. Not much parking.


Beautiful but if you're driving be there early

Nice trail, beautiful river, lots of variety. Dog friendly.

Be mindful of the poison ivy that grows in abundance just off the trail.

Beautiful, peaceful.

Beautiful mid spring hike next to a waterfall; my 7 year old scampered happily along the trail. Spotted some lovely jack-in-the-pulpit stream side. Easy loop, close to Portland.

It was a awesome hike my family an I enjoyed it so much!

trail running
10 months ago

Great for running!

fairly simple scenic walk.

Great trail. Easy hike for all ages.

Some confusing trail markings, but hey, your in Falmouth. Place is pretty swell, lots of room to explore. There's a lot of variety in landscape too. Do this trail!

trail running
Friday, March 10, 2017

First run of the year(March), noticed some new signage and planks. Well maintained. This trail is rugged terrain, however. Be careful if you are traveling quickly. I have fallen hard out here on a bike, skis, and on foot.

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