The hard-pack gravel trail is about 3.5 miles in total. The view is quite nice. But one should know that it is along the interstate and then a couple of big roads. So it is great for jogging but not exactly an ideal hike.
We biked around the flat Back Cove Trail loop. Always along the water. Not the prettiest water view. Parts were swampy but unique. Under bridges, along side on a bridge (cement barrier between traffic and trail) rolling hills, industrial parts, residential parts, park like parts. All in all, a very unique and well used trail.
Nice walking trail with pleasant foliage and view of the water. Good site for Pokemon Go players as well. Small parking lot, but was not too crowded.
Nice walking trail and great way to start our day. We enjoyed the back cove trail just a little more than the east prom trail as the east trail goes right by the sewer treatment plant and was really smelly.
This 3.5 mile loop around Portland's Back Cove is an excellent trail for walking or running. Each 1/4 mile is marked, allowing you to turn around and figure your mileage accurately. The city backdrop is a nice view. The trail is mostly flat and natural, with only a paved portion at the bridge.
Nice 3.5 mile loop trail around the back cove. Lots of people walk, run or bike this trail. Pretty views as you go. You can also go on an offshoot of this trail and ride your bike down to the old port area.