Riverton Rail Trail

Bordered by rocky outcrops and forest, the scenic Riverton Rail Trail follows the former roadbed of the Portland-Lewiston Interurban Line, a relic of the trolley era.
Trail Activity
Length
1.5 miles, One Way
Difficulty
Easy
Town
Portland
Surface
Dirt/Forest Floor
Pets
Permitted
Fees
No

Description

Long known simply as "Sandy Road" by Riverton neighborhood residents, this scenic trail follows the former roadbed of the historic Portland-Lewiston Interurban Rail Line. Cutting a straight line through rocky outcroppings and thick forest, the trail is mostly flat and level until a steep gully interrupts the old rail line near Riverside Industrial Parkway. Most of the trail is accessible for wheelchairs and strollers. A still functioning rail line runs parallel to the trail for most of its length, and the sights and sounds of freight trains moving along the tracks often break the otherwise quiet atmosphere through the woods.

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Portland Trails

Portland Trails
305 Commercial Street
Portland, ME 04101
Phone: (207) 775-2411
info@trails.org

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Trailhead Information

From Forest Avenue/US Route 302, the trail can be reached via Wall, Libby, Harris and Newton Streets. The trail can also be accessed from Millikin Road off Riverside Industrial Parkway; and from Maggie Lane near Morrills’ Corner. Parking is available on city streets.  METRO Bus Route 2.

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