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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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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
34 helpful votes 34 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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79 reviews 79 reviews
35 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We weren't planning to go as far as Earthquake Park, but the trail was so smooth and lovely, that we kept going! It was great fun seeing the locals fish, jog, and play in the parks along the way. What a wonderful walk!

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Plymouth, MN
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55 reviews 55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

People talked like this was a great scenic walk but we did think so. Some nice spots along the mile and a half we walked. Mountains in distance inspiring. Need to look over rail yards in one area. Access tough in places.

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San Diego, California
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190 reviews 190 reviews
25 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

For birdwatchers, you can't beat parking at Westchester Lagoon, and then hiking out to the inlet. I saw lots of Arctic terns, Red-necked grebes, nesting Bald eagles, a Common loon, and Hudsonian Godwits. Oh, and a moose cow and her calf.

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Dallas, Texas
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28 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Great trail with access from downtown Anchorage. Paved the whole way we were on it. Nice trees and flowers along the way. The only complaint was that the view of the water was a bit ugly during low tide with a lot of ground/grass showing. We didn't go the whole way--decided to go on Chester Trail at the bridge detour--so... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Its a nice paved trail about 12 miles along the coast of anchorage.We walked about 5 miles one way then walked back to the beginning and it was a very pleasant place.

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