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Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

entrance at W 2nd Ave, Anchorage, AK (Downtown)
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Ranked #7 of 102 attractions in Anchorage
Type: Biking Trails, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Jogging, Biking
Traveler Description: This world-class 11-mi... paved trail though parks begins in downtown Anchorage on 2nd Avenue.  One mile from the start, the trail forks... more »
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Clemson, South Carolina
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185 reviews 185 reviews
26 attraction reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This is a paved trail that starts at 2nd avenue on the north side of Anchorage and follows the coast around to Kincaid Park on the south side of town. It has a good bit of elevation gain and loss, particularly along the last half of the trail. Sights along the way include views of the bay on one side... More

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Troy, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I thought this was a trail that you could get on and off, but no, it crossed the train tracks and we had to backtrack to get back into the downtown area. There were 2 sites to see and that was it. Not impressed. I think if I lived there it would be a very neat thing to have, but... More

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DILLON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Really great hiking trail. We saw two moose on the day we hiked. Popular trail with hikers and bikers. Patrolled with security people on bikes, feel very safe here. Great views.

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Montreal, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Buggy and artificial feeling after the hikes we enjoyed out of town. Great for bike paths or those in wheelchairs as its paved smoothly all the way but not as nice as the trails in the forest trails outside of town.

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Philadelphia
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181 reviews 181 reviews
62 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

With multiple access points throughout the city of Anchorage, this trail is a great way to get oriented to the lay of the land as well as a good exercise option -- walking, running, biking. The views of Cook's inlet, the mountains beyond, and the mud flats are exceptional. Just do it!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Awsome Rented a bike with wife.Fun paved trail rolling hills and long flats through lush woodsy areas along coast.saw moose.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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73 reviews 73 reviews
16 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

If you go for a walk on the weekend or after work expect the trail to be busy with walkers, joggers, in-line skaters, and bicyclers with the occasional doggy along for the walk. The bridge North of Westchester Lagoon on the trail is out of commission since a contractors truck had an accident on the bridge, so if you are... More

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Delta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We enjoyed our ride on this well maintained trail, which provides many different vistas along the way. Unfortunately our rental bikes only had 8 gears, so we had to work a little harder up some of the hillier parts of the trail! We were fortunate to see a large bull moose on the trail as we were cycling back. He... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Fun way to see the Anchorage coast line. You can walk it if you like, you can see more if you bike it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is a great trail for biking, running, waking etc. It has hills, lots of different views. One of my fav places on the trail was when the plans went over. We rented bikes from Pablos and biked the entire trail.

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