Hinckley Park

These popular trails offer loops of various lengths and difficulty around two ponds with the opportunity to enjoy wooded and field sections as well as the shoreline along the pond. Terrain can vary from uneven, climbing paths to flat, gentle walks.
Trail Activity
Snowshoeing Cross-country-skiing Walking Hiking
2.60 miles, Network
Easy, Moderate
South Portland
Dirt/Forest Floor, Rock/Ledge, Grass, Gravel/Crushed Stone


Trails at Hinkley park can be combined to provide a number of loop and short hike options around a set of ponds fed by Kimball Brook. Trails loop along the shoreline, through wooded stretches, and along fields. Several bridges and benches provide scenic overlooks of the ponds and brooks, and at the outlet of each pond there are mini falls.

The terrain varies from uneven, climbing paths to flat, gentle walks with elevation at its lowest near the main parking area and trailhead off Highland Avenue and increasing towards Stillman Street. Following the outermost trails around the park creates an approximately three quarter mile loop with several side trails connect to nearby neighborhoods. Please note that there are stairs and steps throughout the trail system.

Visit Enock's Adventures at MTF Stories to read Enock's trip report about hiking at Hinckley Park with his wheelchair. 

Other Information

Hinckley Park is a favored destination for dog walkers. Please remember to obey leash laws where applicable and clean up after your pet.

Trail Manager

Visit South Portland Parks and Recreation for more information or contact:

South Portland, Parks and Recreation

South Portland, Parks and Recreation
21 Nelson Road
South Portland, ME 04106
Phone: (207) 767-7670
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Trail Tips

Be Considerate of Other Visitors
Be aware of and limit the noise you and your group generate. Enjoy the sounds of nature.
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Trailhead Information

Highland Parking Trailhead: On ME Route 77 in South Portland, take Highland Avenue 0.3 miles and look for the parking area and trailhead on the left. The lot located off of Highland Avenue has room for over 15 cars. There is also room for a few cars in a small turnout off of Stillman Street.

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November 07, 2022
Off leash dogs running up to my dogs face but rules say leashes from 10-3. Everywhere I go lately off leash dogs just run up to my dogs face. I shouldn’t have to muzzle my dog because people can’t follow rules. Just like I don’t like strangers running up to me in my face.
September 28, 2014
No biking allowed at Hinckley park.
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