Trail Details

  • Map/Directions: Google Map
  • Accessible by: Bus 2 and Bus 9A & B
  • Length: .75 miles
  • Activities: Dogs on- & off-leash, running, biking, snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing, accessible to people with disabilities

Baxter Woods is a 30-acre nature preserve offering beautiful towering pines, river views and quiet, shaded trails suitable for foot and mountain bike traffic. The park is open from dawn to dusk. A large informational sign marks the start of the main trail off of Stevens Avenue, there is also an entrance on Forest Avenue.

Due to large tree roots on some of the smaller trails, wheelchairs and strollers may want to stick to the main trail, which runs from Stevens Avenue to Forest Avenue . The trails connect to Evergreen Cemetery across Stevens Avenue. It also is nearby to Back Cove, cross Forest Avenue to Walton Street and the site of the former Baxter School and follow sidewalks to Back Cove. This land is owned by the City of Portland.

Please note: There is a high volume of off-leash dogs on this trail. Please be a respectful dog owner and clean up after your pet, and respect other trail users. Bikers, please be cautious of off-leash animals. Click here for the latest leashing rules for Baxter Woods.

The trails are free for everyone to enjoy in every season, every day. Portland Trails relies on the support of our community to maintain and upgrade the network. Without our members we could not do this work. Join as a member today, get a free trail map, free snowshoe rentals, and make a real difference on the trails. More info here.