Explore the most popular trails near Portland 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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walking
18 days ago

Love this walking trail! Accessible to all for walking/running/biking, with plenty of green space to rest on benches or green grass. There's even a modest obstacle course for a workout and what appears to be a soccer or lacrosse field. Well maintained, handful of water fountains along the way, nice views of the city.

good for walking and running.

loved this walk- some folks were saying it should be easy, here's the thing- if you're looking for a place to take anyone with mobility issues, it's would be a hard go, there are a few stairs, some narrow ways, etc. it's beautiful, quiet, and a great place to be on a Saturday morning.

walking
1 month ago

This was a very easy trail to follow once I found it. GPS kept taking me to different places. The entrance I used was on Congress and Frost St and I parked in an Orthopedist Office lot. The scenery was beautiful and there are several benches along the way to observe.

Wonderful little set of trails right in Portland; impressively diverse landscapes and tons of wildlife. Feels very secluded and private, if it weren't for the distant traffic noise you wouldn't know you were in a heavily populated area. Trails are well maintained and adequately marked. The laminated trail maps found at some of the intersections are usable but the relative distances shown aren't very accurate so keep that in mind.

walking
3 months ago

Very easy and quick. Most muddy spots have wooden bridges over them. Some interesting wildlife in and around the ponds.

It was very beautiful. I wish the trails were marked better, but I will definitely go again.

Great easy hike. Did with a 3 and a 7 year old. Open areas along the water get hot and sunny while the wooded sections offer shade. Many mountain bikes and dogs. Saw a great blue heron and an egret (I think). Easy footing. Not easy/wide enough for a stroller, but easy enough for the toddler’s little feet! A few benches along the way to sit and watch the birds.

This is a great, easy trail. One of our favorite places to hike.

hiking
5 months ago

Not challenging at all. Very disappointing. Pics made it look like you went to a top of a quarry. You don't. It's a loop around an old landfill and a tiny bit of woods to walk in. Basically an extension of the dog park.

Perfect trail right in Portland

Nicely groomed, should probably be listed as “easy”. Thank you!

Did this yesterday with my 14 year old dog who is in great shape. Lots of side trails to add to the mileage. Beautiful changes in scenery. Not sure why this is rated as moderate. I love it!

trail running
9 months ago

5 minutes from downtown Portland and you couldn't feel more away from it all. Great for dogs!

hiking
10 months ago

The scenery & terrain was nice. Trail could have been marked a bit better.

hiking
10 months ago

A mix of trail types through varied habitats which include woods, meadow, and wetlands. There are several trailheads into this trail although the parking area is off Ocean Ave. There is a very good dog park not far from the parking area.

I would call this trail "easy", but still a nice little hike right in town.

hiking
11 months ago

Nice hike. Simple, well defined trails and pretty landscape.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

This is one of the best places to run your dog in Portland. The green and red trails are my favorite because of the gorgeous granite outcropping covered in moss, wildflowers in the spring and blueberries in the summer. The pond is also great for bird watching.

mountain biking
Sunday, July 09, 2017

A very flat and well-groomed Trail for a quick ride on the mountain bike around Back Cove.

hiking
Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Good hike, a cool waterfall.

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

walking
Monday, June 19, 2017

Love exploring with our toddler. So many pretty sights to see, and our favorite is the duck pond at the bottom of the cemetery grounds.

Lots of great places to have your dog swim around!

hiking
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Great trail! A hidden gem in the city.

hiking
Sunday, May 14, 2017

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

hiking
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Nice trail, not too challenging for this beginning hiker. The green markers weren't very visible in some places, so we weren't sure where to go at times, but it wasn't too hard to figure out overall.

walking
Saturday, October 15, 2016

Beautiful walk great for bird watching.

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