Long known simply as "Sandy Road" by Riverton neighborhood residents, this scenic trail follows the roadbed of the historic Portland-Lewiston Interurban Rail line, a relic of the trolley era.
Cutting a straight line through rock outcroppings and thick forest, the trail is mostly flat and level until a steep gully interrupts the old rail line near Riverside Industrial Parkway. 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.
Portland Trails plans to extend the trail to connect with other trails in the network. That work is ongoing.
Trail can be accessed from the intersection of Forest and Goodridge Streets or from the end of Harris Avenue in Portland.
A few on-street parking spots can be found at the end of Harris Ave, as well as at the ends of the next two parallel streets, Luke and Farragut.