Back Cove Trail

Available Activities

Length 3.5 miles


METRO Bus Route 8


Trail Access
Parking is available in the lot off Preble Street Extension and on the north side of Baxter Boulevard at Payson Park.

About the Back Cove Trail

One of the oldest and most popular of the trails in Portland , this beautiful loop around Portland ‘s Back Cove offers great views of the Portland skyline. Ideal for walking, running, biking and dog walking. There are benches and two water fountains (seasonal) along the trail. Portable toilets are available in the parking areas at Preble Street Extension and Payson Park.

Loop trail with stone dust and paved surfaces–mostly flat with a slight rise along the stretch that parallels I-295. The Back Cove Trail connects to the Eastern Promenade Trail under Tukey’s Bridge.