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Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

entrance at W 2nd Ave, Anchorage, AK
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Popular biking trail along the coast.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“kincaid park” (123 reviews)
“coastal trail” (125 reviews)
entrance at W 2nd Ave, Anchorage, AK
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Anchorage Mayor's Half Marathon uses quite a bit of this trail as part of the course, so I got to see a lot of what the trail has to offer. Lots of scenic areas, but I would say if you are walking or running...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 2 days ago

This trail is great for cyclists and walkers but watch out for the mosquitoes. There are even repair stations for bikes which is a great idea.

Thank pottsfamily61
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a well maintained, smooth but hilly trail wide enough for 2-way traffic bikes & pedestrians. It has beautiful views with a small park (no parking) on the north end, and a huge park on the south end with parking. We rented great bikes...More

Thank skigator
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Sun was out, snow melting, beautiful walk on the trail. We just walked between parks, but others had fat tire bicycles. Not enough snow for cross county skiing, and actually not sure it is approved for that activity.

Thank Rainie S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Did a bike ride and we hadn't been on a bike for years. Guess it true, it's just like riding a bike, you don't forget. Trail was nice, some hills but lots of stopping places to rest and look at the scenery.

Thank really4me
Reviewed 3 days ago

I started the walk near the Captain Cook memorial and did about 3/4 of the walk. Easy terrain and very pleasant to walk along the water's edge for part of trail. It is very busy and shared with cyclists-but plenty of room for everyone. A...More

Thank dawnmcsea
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We rented bikes from Lifetime Adventures - 2 adult bikes and 1 "tag a long" (kids bike that attaches to the adult bike). All 3 for an hour and a half was $25. Great price and service. We biked for about 8 miles on the...More

Thank Katie_Luke
Reviewed 4 days ago

I can see why this trail is so popular. Great views along the trail, which was a big portion of the Anchorage Mayor's Half Marathon. Bring or wear bug spray though. Wish I had! The mosquitoes were swarming.

Thank lisasH9496KR
Reviewed 4 days ago

A great trail - we biked the length of it for a relxing day away from crowds. It's a secluded trail along the Turnagain Arm.

Thank Jane S
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was my favorite part of our visit to Anchorage, it was a great to explore the coast line and feel the wilderness right outside the city! We didn't see any wildlife during our ride, but the folks we met along the way had seen...More

Thank sigarcia
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Thanks for your review...I have a question. Where do you access the trail? We are staying at the Marriott downtown the first night we get there (about 9:30 PM) and at the Cook Hotel the second night. Is it a good introductory walk ...is it close to either of these hotels? Thanks
26 May 2017|
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Response from Dawn B | Reviewed this property |
There are multiple access points - the trail runs along the downtown waterfront all the way to Ted Steven airport! Looks like the best access point for you in downtown will be West 5th Avenue from your hotel. Just walk... More
we wiil stay at capt cook hotel how do we get to trailhead thanks
21 May 2017|
Response from Edge038 | Reviewed this property |
When you exit the Capt Cook Hotel onto W. 5th Ave, turn right (Westerly) and walk 2 1/2 blocks to Elderberry Park and you'll see the signs to get to the "Coastal Trail". BTW, before you get to the park, there are usually... More
I am coming to Anchorage this week (early May) and hoping to run this trail from kincaid back to anchorage. Do you think it'll be clear at this time of year for a run?
7 May 2017|
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Response from Bill H | Reviewed this property |
The trail is clear now for running. My wife and I have been running it this week. Have a great time in Anchorage. Try the Flat Top Mountain Hike while you are here.