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Best trails in Portland

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Looking for a great trail near Portland, Maine? AllTrails has 9 great hiking trails, trail running trails, 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 around Mackworth Island State Park or Wolfes Neck Woods State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Town of Harpswell or Pleasant Mountain Preserve. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 9 easy trails in Portland ranging from 0.8 to 6.9 miles and from 0 to 173 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Portland
Top trails (9)
#1 - Fore River Sanctuary White Trail
Fore River Sanctuary
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 20 m
This 85-acre preserve is the home of Jewell Falls, Portland's only natural waterfall, as well as the site of the former Cumberland and Oxford Canal. The lowland area, where salt and freshwater marsh meet, provides great bird-watching opportunities. The land around the falls was donated to Portland Trails by the family of Tom Jewell, one of Portland Trails’ founders. Open from dawn to dusk, year-round. Dogs, accompanied by responsible owners, are allowed in some areas, watch for signs. A short walk down Congress Street sidewalks leads to the Fore River Trail and Stroudwater Trail. To connect to the Capisic Brook Trail, follow a path from Frost Street up to Riverview Street.Show more
#2 - Back Cove Trail
Portland, Maine
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 28 m
#3 - Presumpscot River from Oak Nuts Park
Presumpscot River Preserve
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 1 h 44 m
#4 - Evergreen Cemetery Trail
Portland, Maine
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 1 h 51 m
Established in 1855, Evergreen Cemetery's 239 acres make it the second-largest cemetery in Maine. The cemetery features a park area with four ponds and a network of moderately sloping paved trails. The back half of the cemetery—to the west—is much wilder and more wooded. The trails are mostly level, but have been left natural, with packed earth and exposed tree roots. Evergreen Cemetery is well-known for its exceptional birding—from feeding the ducks in the ponds to experiencing the spring migration of a wide variety of songbirds. The undeveloped north west end of the cemetery is a City-designated off leash area for dogs, where dogs may walk unleashed as long as they are under voice command.Show more
#5 - Eastern Promenade and Prom Midslope Trail Loop
Eastern Promenade
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 8 m
#6 - Stroudwater Trail
Portland, Maine
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Length: 6.9 mi • Est. 2 h 47 m
Note: From Blueberry Road towards Spring St and past Hutchins Drive, the trail is closed in the winter as it crosses through one of Portland’s few remaining deeryards and provides valuable deer habitat during the winter months. Due to turnpike construction, the portion of the Stroudwater Trail beneath the highway will also be impassable until construction is complete. For more information, please see http://trails.org/our-trails/stroudwater-trail/Show more
#7 - Presumpscot Falls from Oak Nuts Park
Presumpscot River Preserve
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 7 m
#8 - Quarry Run Loop
Portland, Maine
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 54 m
98-acre former landfill now offering a range of attractive trails and habitats: woods, meadow, wetland, and hilltop. The path around the grassy hill is wide, level gravel--an easy grade and surface, accessible to many wheelchairs. The smooth, packed dirt path over the hill is steep at the north end. Moderately sloping trails through woods and wetlands are uneven and crisscrossed by tree roots. Open dawn to dusk.Show more
#9 - Baxter Woods Park Loop
Baxter Woods Park
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 21 m