Riverton Trolley Park

Location Information

Organization Name: 
Portland Trails
Location Entrance:
1 Industrial Way
Portland, ME 04103
Easy (Mostly level terrain with the likeliness to encounter few, if any, obstacles)
Primary Walking Surface:
Compacted stone dust
Days & Hours of Operation: 
Trails are always open. 
Suitable for Ages:
Children • Teenagers • Adult • Senior
Number of walking routes:
Total walking route length:
2.00 miles
Location Website:

Location Description

In 1896 Riverton Trolley Park welcomed throngs of people from the city who paid five cents to take the trolley from Portland . The park featured an outdoor amphitheater, croquet court, boat rides, a trout pond, a “casino” building by John Calvin Stevens, and scenic pathways. While little remains of its previous glory, the park is still a beautiful place for a walk. This short loop trail winds through a densely wooded area, by river frontage and an open field. The trail connects with Riverside Golf Course for cross-country skiing in winter.

Location Features

Stream/river • Urban • Vista • Woodland
Are stairs an option in the route?: 
Leashed pets permitted • Reliable cell phone reception
Access restrictions: 

How to Get There

Driving Directions:
From US Route 302/Forest Avenue in Portland take Riverside Street to the trailhead area. Parking is available by the park’s ball fields. METRO Bus Route 2. The trail can also be accessed from the Waste Management parking area on Forest Avenue by following a maintained trail under US Route 302/Forest Avenue, rather than crossing the busy road.

Other Items of Interest

Affiliated groups: 
Friends of the Eastern Promenade, City of Portland, Falmouth Land Trust, S. Portland Land Trust, Presumpscot Land Trust.