Trail Conditions, Alerts and Notices

The Eastern Trail Alliance periodically updates this page with trail alerts, conditions, and reports. Our small team relies on trail users to share their trail observations and report problems by filling out this form. Trail conditions are always subject to change, be alert and use caution while on the trail.

South Portland

Reported: May 24, 2024 | Summer visitors and Maine residents hoping to access area beaches and attractions will significantly increase traffic near the segment of the Eastern Trail co-located with the South Portland Greenbelt. Please use extra caution this summer at intersections along this segment of trail.


Reported: January 14, 2024 | Updated: May 23, 2024 | The Eastern Trail segment through the Scarborough Marsh experienced several major washouts this past winter and spring. While this section of trail is open to all users, use caution, especially cyclists. Please be aware of debris, loose rocks, ruts, and uneven footing. Slow speeds or dismounting your bicycle may be advisable depending on tire size and skill level. Click here to see photos.


Reported July 16, 2024 | A temporary trail closure and detour will go into effect Wednesday, July 17, 2024 and is anticipated to last two days due to extensive Unitil maintenance work on the gas pipeline. This closure will affect the asphalt trail segment in Saco between the I-195 West ramp and Moody Street. A detour will direct trail users to the sidewalk along southbound Route 1. Please follow the detour signage and dismount bikes while using the detour. Stay alert to two-way bike/pedestrian traffic on the narrow sidewalk and cars accessing local business. Parents are advised to accompany children while this detour is in effect. After work hours, the trail will reopen temporarily with fencing around the work site. At all times, use caution, slow speeds, and care for other trail users while navigating the work area. Be advised that another temporary closure and detour is anticipated in this area later in July. Thank you for your understanding and patience.


Reported July 16, 2024 | Beginning July 16 for two or three weeks, a temporary logging bridge will be placed on top of the intersection at Eastern Trail and Bass Lane in Arundel to take stress off the pipeline underneath. Please use caution in the area and watch for logging vehicles. Cyclists dismount and walk this crossing. Mind the various gaps between the trail, dirt ramps, the metal parts of the bridge. Be aware of loose dirt and uneven surfaces. Use caution, slow speeds, and care for other trail users at all times. Click here to see photos.

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