Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, Anchorage

4.6
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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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  • This trail is very well maintained, paved, and follows the coastline through the forest of Anchorage. We did not see any moose or bears but there is always the possibility. At the turnaround point...  more »
  • The Coastal Trail is well maintained year round however that makes it incredibly crowded particularly on good days.  more »
  • You can see all of downtown anchorage and trails leading to eagle river and south Anchorage. Get a bike and see it all. Great for weekends. You will see some homeless folks. Usually no problems.  more »
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