Winding gently down the coast from downtown to Kinkaid Park, Tony Knowles Coastal Trail offers bikers and walkers a chance to explore Anchorage's scenery and encounter some of its typical wildlife. The 18 km (11 mi) paved stretch will lead you past the fault line of the record 1964 earthquake, through forests, and to viewpoints of the ocean and North America's highest peak, Mount McKinley. Moose, bald eagles, and beluga whales frequent the area, so be on the lookout--and don't forget your binoculars. You can rent a bike just a few blocks from the trailhead at Downtown Bicycle Rental. With our world travel planner, Anchorage attractions like Tony Knowles Coastal Trail can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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Tony Knowles Coastal Trail reviews
This trail is super accessible from many parts of the city and is not intimidating to those new to Alaska. It’s all in an urban area so you feel safe. Saw a moose!
This trail is super accessible from many parts of the city and is not intimidating to those new to Alaska. It’s all in an urban area so you feel safe. Saw a moose! more »
If you have the time this is a pleasant walk along the coast, although it's probably longer than you think (11 miles). We took a taxi to Kincaid Park and walked back into town which, if you are...
If you have the time this is a pleasant walk along the coast, although it's probably longer than you think (11 miles). We took a taxi to Kincaid Park and walked back into town which, if you are... more »
very pleasant trail, plenty of room to look at nature including birds, ducks, water, the trails are well maintained and easy to walk on, or bicycle if you prefer
very pleasant trail, plenty of room to look at nature including birds, ducks, water, the trails are well maintained and easy to walk on, or bicycle if you prefer more »
Rented bikes for 4 hours to ride the entire 11 mile from downtown to Kincaid Park with many stops along the way. Great way to see Earthquake Park, Point Campbell Park, Kincaid Park, watch the airplanes fly overhead at end of runway, see moose, all while getting good exercise. Lot of people on the trails, but everyone was respectful in using trail etiquette. There are a few inclines near the mid-point to the end at Kincaid Park, but plenty of room to walk your bike if you need. Great views the entire way that makes the time fly while riding the trails.
Had a great time walking along the trail. Saw a moose and a calf, lots of mushrooms, lots of birds. They were great views of Mount McKinley, Anchorage, And across the inlet. Having a ride pick us up at Kincaid park was definitely the way to go.
BEAUTIFUL easy trail along the coast and through the woods with tons of parks, geology, history, views, etc. Not to be missed! We got on the trail in Point Woronzof Park and walked towards downtown, didn't start at either trailhead. But it was great. Earthquake Park had fascinating history about the geology and tragedy of the large earthquake that struck in 1964. Our family does a lot of hiking/trail walking/etc and this was spectacular. We had a perfect weather day and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We were there on a Wednesday afternoon/evening in July and there was quite a bit of foot and bike traffic especially the later it got (people getting off work and heading for the trail, etc) but it never felt crowded. We exited the trail at Westchester Lagoon and walked the trails along the Lagoon and then headed to Wild Scoops for a much deserved ice cream treat. Wonderful day!
Very beautiful hiking area. Perfect for bicycles or walking. I visited in summertime. Nature is so lush and green. I will visit again.
Really awesome trail that is a great way to spend some time and relax you’re in Anchorage. Plenty of trail that you’ll never run out of and you’ll never bored either. Every section offers a unique view of the coastline with connections to many different parts of the city.
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