Looking for a great trail near Portland, Maine? AllTrails has 6 great kid friendly trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Forest Park or Mount Tabor City Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 5 easy trails in Portland ranging from 0.8 to 4.6 miles and from 0 to 127 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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Portland, Maine Map
1 month ago

For a city trail. It is ok. Lots of mud on this trail. Very busy walk, with people, dogs and bikes.

great trail network in the city...doesnt even feel like youre in portland. beautiful marsh and falls. great spot to bring a dog..
lightly trafficked. good trail running and potential skiing

OK place to run if you're looking to be around a lot of other people. Gravel trail with constant view of the cove. Parking can be difficult at peak times. The weekly 5k series is a fun race series there.

loved biking this trail. highly recommend continuing and taking it to mackworth island!

I rate it as easy. A few hills but nothing is very steep. Those with a bit of an incline have stone steps. Well maintained and a few side trails off of the main trail. Wooden bridges over wet areas.

I would classify as easy rather than moderate. Did it with my 3 year old starting at the end of Rowe st and going to jewel falls and back. Nice little bridges at wet spots. Good birding. There are some homeless along the railroad tracks. Trails are well marked with blazes and maps periodically.

The cemetery is gorgeous. My kids and I loved the trails.

Nothing to see here folks, good place to walk the dogs

6 months 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.

6 months ago

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.

7 months 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.

9 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.

11 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.

Saturday, January 06, 2018

Perfect trail right in Portland

Sunday, December 03, 2017

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

Thursday, November 30, 2017

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
Sunday, October 29, 2017

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

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

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

Monday, September 18, 2017

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.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

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

Sunday, August 27, 2017

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.

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