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Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

entrance at W 2nd Ave, Anchorage, AK (Downtown)
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Ranked #9 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Plenty of wildlife to see here... goes through Kincaid park in Anchorage and this is where we seen the most wildlife

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Draper, Utah
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Had plans to ride the coastal trail our first day in Alaska. Rented bikes from Pablo's where we found out part of it was under construction. we still got a good 20-25 miles in. Pretty ride and even trail for the most part, lots of other bikers and walkers until past the airport then it became pretty isolated. Would do... More

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Lenexa, Kansas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We rented bikes at Pacos and picked up lunch to go at Snow City Cafe and were off. We biked 22 miles through gorgeous scenery including forestry, coastline and gigantic Queen Anne lace. We saw a bull moose at one point and a mama moose and her baby at another. We took our time, stopping for pictures and lunch. It... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is an established walk way. It is older but still offers a view of the,Anchorage coast line. This is the one place I have seen beluga whales while walking.

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San Francisco, California
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6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We took a short hike (only about 1 mile), starting near the railway station. If you are staying in Anchorage near the railway station, you probably need to hike a lot further than we did to see pretty area. We hiked through a somewhat overgrown area, with sporadic views of the mudflats. After a mile or so, we turned back.... More

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South Amboy, NJ
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Rented bike and rode down a very steep hill. Directions to the trail were vague. Trail was very busy with other bikers and walkers. Views were ok along the waterfront, the best being the ability to see Mt McKinley as the day was very clear. Thought the trail wasn't all it was cracked up to be.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This trail was wide and paved. We walked, but there were many cyclists. It follows the railway and the coast. It was chilly by the coast, even in August. Bring a jacket

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I wish my city had a bike trail like this! It is for amateurs and professional cyclists alike! Just amazing Breathtaking views!!! Not an easy bike ride but well worth a day or half day.12 mile long bike ride. (2 miles to get onto trail plus ten miles). Have a lot of joggers and walkers to look out for but... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We rented bikes at downtown bicycles and took off down the Tony Knowles Coastal trail. This was a beautiful bike ride and also had some excitement. As my 13 year old son is riding by some bushes, he hears a noise and as he turns his head, a moose sticks its head out right next to him. The moose then... More

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Roswell, Georgia, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We did the full 24 mile trail. It was spectacular. Worth the trouble! The views are amazing. The trail is lush. We saw moose! Take water. Wear a jacket (we were cold in August).

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