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Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

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Address: entrance at W 2nd Ave, Anchorage, AK
Activities: Jogging, Biking
Description: Popular biking trail along the coast.

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I walked briefly along this trail and what a beautiful trail it is. In the winter, you can cross country ski or run or use your fat tire bike. Great views throughout and many... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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Kailua, Hawaii
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Kailua, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I walked briefly along this trail and what a beautiful trail it is. In the winter, you can cross country ski or run or use your fat tire bike. Great views throughout and many jump on/off points and scenic pull outs. Excellent way to get some exercise in while visiting Anchorage.

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Italy/Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Anchorage has a wonderful trail for bicycling, walking or, in the winter, cross-country skiing that goes along the coastline of Cook Inlet. There are maps available online and at the tourist office and the tide schedule so you can time your walk for viewing the bore tides. Watch for moose and, in some rare instances, bears! View Sleeping Lady and,... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Quiet wilderness experience; great views; saw eagle; saw Mt. McKinley and Sleeping Lady. Wished we knew boretide schedule so we could have seen that come in.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Nice place to walk or bike ride. The views are lovely especially at sunset. Can be a little busy on nice days.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Watch out for the wild moose running around! A beautiful cycle trail that can be completed in a few hours at a leisurely pace.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Didn't walk the whole trail, but loved the parts we did walk. Went in January so super slippery in some places but not too bad.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Liked: Length, view, wildlife, water, people.... Disliked: Rough spots, some fast cyclists, various dogs, leaves on the trail creating a slippery surface. ALL in ALL, I LOVE IT!

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Lansing
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This experience certainly lived up to the high praise given by previous reviewers. My 12 year old and I rented bikes at Pablos, at the north end of the trail. It was handy to have a pocket map of the trail but not necessary, as there were descriptive signs along the way and many of the landmarks along the way... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

One of Anchorage's hidden jewels, our walking trails throughout the entire town. The coastal trail is not the best but it is certainly probably the most well known and definitely worth the walk!

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TRAPPER CREEK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The Tony Knowles Coastal Trail connects with Anchorage's wonderful bike trails. You can literally circumnavigate the city with minimal interaction with road traffic. Ice skating in winter can be enjoyed near the trail at Westchester Lagoon where Parks and Recreation keep the ice cleared for skaters. Sometimes there is a burn barrel or two where you could warm up.

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