Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, Anchorage

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#1 of 29 in Historic Sites in Alaska
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. Make Tony Knowles Coastal Trail a centerpiece of your Anchorage vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Anchorage vacation generator.
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  • August 14, 2017
    This was a pleasant walkway that ran for several blocks facing the water. Part of it overlooked a commercial shipyard but another part featured the memorial to Captain Cook and nice views of the water...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    11 mile trail available for walking or biking along the coast passing right by the airport and going through several parks.  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    I am a terrible bicycle rider, but this trail was perfect for my and my family. Pretty flat, with gorgeous views of the water and the woods. Moose spotted!  more »

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