Tony Knowles Coastal Trail - Trail, Anchorage, Alaska

Tony Knowles Coastal Trail - Trail, Anchorage, Alaska

DESCRIPTION

The trail hugs the coastline of Anchorage along Knik Arm and Cook Inlet. There are many rest areas that provide scenic views of Anchorage, mountain ranges, Cook Inlet, Knik Arm, and wildlife. The Alaska Railroad tracks parallel the trail for about a mile, just past the northern trail head, and passenger and freight trains are a common site. The entire trail is paved and is suitable for biking, running, walking, and in the winter, skiing. The last 1/2 mile (milepost 8.5 to 9) presents the most formidable grade as the trail approaches Point Campbell. The approaches to Earthquake Park (between milepost 2 & 2.5) and Point Woronzof (between mileposts 3 & 4) also present considerable grades. The trail is marked by mileposts every 1/2 mile with the exception of the first 1+ miles. The trail intersects with the Lanie Fleischer Chester Creek Trail, which runs east to west for 4 miles, at Westchester Lagoon a little over 1 mile from the northern trailhead. With many access points along the trail, one can easily tailor the length of trail they want to attempt. Wildlife viewing is most abundant along the southern half of the trail as the trail departs the more populated areas. The trail skirts Anchorage Airport, between mileposts 3.5 and 7.5, and encounters with close flying jets are common. For a virtual tour of the trail, visit: www.trailsofanchorage.com

USER REVIEWS

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[Apr 20, 2004]
alaskaniceman
Cross Country Rider

One of the reasons why anchorage has one of the best urban bike trail systems in america. Nothing technical... very very crowded on sunny days... easily rode in the winter...can be beautiful and peaceful...

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[May 14, 2002]
Peter

Nearly all flat (maybe one hill). Lots of people (walkers, runners, other people on bikes). Completely paved. This is not a mountian bike trail. Too many People. Good to teach a little kid how to ride a bike for the first time. If you're looking for a challenge, go anywhere but here.

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[Jul 01, 2002]
Dave

Easy biking from Second Avenue to Earth Quake Park. Becomes a little hilly from the until Kincade Park. Good senic views. Plenty of places to rest. Most people hiking, roller blading are considerate and move to side for you to pass. Take your bug dope. People on the trail all hours of the day and night. Everyone should ride. You'll know your limitations.

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All over.

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[Apr 18, 2003]
Patrick

This is a paved bike path with a ton of walkers bad bikes, road bikes, rollerbladers and runners, the mile long downhill coming back from kincade is ok but you have to go real slow because of the otheer people, try kincaid instead, its mch better and its dirt!

Customer Service

Anything but the pavement

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Kincaid park!

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