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Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

entrance at W 2nd Ave, Anchorage, AK (Downtown)
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Ranked #7 of 101 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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Greenlawn, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We were lucky enough to stay at the Hotel Captain Cook which was a short walk from the entry point to the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. We were exhausted, having arrived after midnight, or we would have rented bicycles for the trail, and gone a little further. It was still a nice walk, and we were like little kids when... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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102 reviews 102 reviews
28 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I remember when the trail was first opened. Knowles was ridiculed for getting too close to "greenies". But not many years later it became very popular, particularly for many of the local aristocracy. Today it is a source of pride which Anchorageites point out to visitors. It runs along the south-west perimeter of Knik Arm at the head of Cook... More

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122 reviews 122 reviews
16 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We walked 5 miles of the trail, it was covered in snow but very walkable. My wife also biked the trail on a mountain bike and loved it. You really get some great views looking back to Anchorage. Bikes can be rented in Anchorage, we used Downtown Bicycle Rental on 4th street which was very reasonable. In winter the bikes... More

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Crescent Head, Australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
7 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We travelled to Anchorage in March and there was lots of snow but the trail walk on a sunny or mild day was great. Good scenery and interesting part of town.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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59 reviews 59 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

A good way to be outdoors and enjoy the coastline on a bike. Well marked and paved trails that allow you to explore a bit of Anchorage. Seemed like a good mix of locals and tourists. Plenty of bike rental shops near Anchorage

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Brigham City, Utah
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Stayed at a B&B just a few blocks from this walkway. It provided a beautiful pathway in both directions: one, heading towards downtown, and the other leading to more seaside scenes. The B&B had a bike rental next door, though we didn't take time to try the cycling. The only 'warning' was to watch out for moose, since they sometimes... More

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Miami, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

A beautiful, paved trail with various grassy spots. Runs along a body of water part of the way. A nice, relaxing walk or bike through here will give you peace of mind.

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Clovis, NM
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

While visiting my daughter, her dog and I would take morning walks along the trail. Bald Eagles, Magpies, Ravens..a coupla times had to step aside to let a moose by. Several bridges where you can watch salmon. As we were out early, homeless people were sleeping in the tunnels, and I must have been hit up 10-15 times for loose... More

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Aurora, Ontario, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Fantastic ride through all sorts of different areas; residential, forest, costal (obviously)...we saw a moose grazing just off the trail. How cool is that? Love it very much. Did the entire 26 kms (yes, we're Canadian eh?).

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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Love it a lot, I can bike from my place in downtown to the West Lagoon then work my way to Point Woronzof where you can see Anchorage downtown skyline while screaming to departing jetplane above you

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