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Popular biking trail along the coast.
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We rented bikes and spent our last day in Alaska riding the trail. It was a great ride from downtown. We stopped and watched the planes take off and land and had a picnic lunch in the park. This trail is a great asset for...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Tom F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I use this trail regularly for my training. Busy enough to feel safe but not crowded. I like passing fellow skiers and bikers mixed up with nature.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Welsh_Clarkey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The trail provided great sightseeing during the entire ride. Of course during certain sections there were people walking but they were very pleasant and responded to a vocal warning. There are a couple places mostly toward Kincaid Park that have some significant pills but nothing...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank cptamp1961
Reviewed January 16, 2019

The flowers along the trail in July were so beautiful. When you get a little ways down the trail you can see the city in the distance.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sheryl T
Reviewed January 16, 2019

This trail is right in downtown Anchorage and takes you along the coast, it's a paved trail great for biking, walking, running, etc. Great for a lunch time walk or end of the day exercise if your visiting Anchorage for work or play. I recommend...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank katieJ_ak907
Reviewed January 9, 2019 via mobile

One of my favorite places to walk during my lunch break from work. If you are staying downtown you could hop out of your hotel and take in the beautiful Cook Inlet:

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Adventurer_TD
Reviewed January 2, 2019

This trail system is user friendly. I often walk with friends, we ride bikes and have a pocket map thstvdetsiks each route. A person can walk or cycjevall day, the trails are well maintained.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Cocokayak
Reviewed December 8, 2018

The coastal trail offers both visitors and residents exercise with a view! I always recommend this experience with everyone I meet. I enjoy riding my bike along the entire trail which starts in downtown Anchorage and ends in west Anchorage at Kincaid Park. The view...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank ValerieRrealtor
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

Great trail!! Great views and you get all parts of scenery. Urban, trail,Part and plenty to see. Part of the trail was closed but they have signs up to guide you through the neighborhood that were easy to follow. I wish more people would clean...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank thejumpseatp
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

As a local we love coming to this trail because there are so many beautiful views and a lil park/ work out area. We fo8nd a little cafe by the lagoon

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank em907ak
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wolfcreek850
April 14, 2018|
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Response from work-to-travelMI | Reviewed this property |
I saw a moose in the early evening on the more remote portion of the trail past the airport. I saw no whales but I was on bicycle and did not spend extended time sitting along the shore line.
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TampaAbuela
May 26, 2017|
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Response from dawnbI3528NK | Reviewed this property |
There are multiple access points - the trail runs along the downtown waterfront all the way to Ted Steven airport! Looks like the best access point for you in downtown will be West 5th Avenue from your hotel. Just walk... More
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May 20, 2017|
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When you exit the Capt Cook Hotel onto W. 5th Ave, turn right (Westerly) and walk 2 1/2 blocks to Elderberry Park and you'll see the signs to get to the "Coastal Trail". BTW, before you get to the park, there are usually... More
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zlw2188
Alabama
Alaska Honeymoon: Sample Itinerary (29 Replies)
We're going to be heading to Alaska for our honeymoon in late May/early June (first time visiting the state) and wanted to see some expert thoughts on our planned itinerary. I've tried to leave some free time in Anchorage to allow us to be flexible and do some things kind of spur of the moment should we desire to do so. We will be staying at the Alaska Frontier Gardens B&B. Saturday: 1. Arrive in Anchorage around 5:15 p.m. 2. Supper at Club Paris 3. Carriage Ride Sunday: 1....More
April 07, 2011|
Response fromScott|
Welcome to TA AK, I love Anchorage and you've planned some nice/enjoyable things for it; but the "real Alaska" is outside of Anchorage and I think you're doing too much in Anchorage and really sacrificing something/somewhere like Denali. Denali should be a minimum of 1 night/2 days. You've planned a day that involves at best 8 hours in a car (driving up and back) if you don't stop for scenery. It's more likely you'll spend 10 hours in your car. Here's an idea (and you'll get plenty of...More
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Our final day / Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and ??? (7 Replies)
We are a family of 12 doing a whirlwind trip from Fairbanks to Anchorage first week of September. While in Anchorage we are booked for 26 Glacier Cruise Tour (& Train) out of Whittier and the 6 hour Kenai Fjords National Park cruise out of Seward. Our last day in Anchorage our flight does not depart until 1am so we truly have all day to do something. There will be 6 of us at that point and we have a rental car. We are very interested in visiting the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center....More
July 13, 2017|
Response fromtrektheusa|
You could go to the Alyeska resort in girdwood, ride the tram, eat a meal. There's aso the portage glacier nearby the WLCC. The market is nice but that's about an hour at most to see everything. You can ride the TKCT roundtrip to kincaid park in about 3 and a half hours for most folks.
em-T-sails
Virginia
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail best access? (3 Replies)
We will be in Anchorage and looking to pass a few hours on the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. I see that the park begins on 2 nd Street and ends in Kincaid Park. Which ends would be best to cover the views of Cook Inlet? Is there parking available near either end? Thanks
July 25, 2012|
Response fromspacefry|
Earthquake Park is a great place to park (free and available) and you will get great views in either direction that you travel. Here is the address for one of the parking areas: 5101, Point Woronzof Dr If you travel Northwest on Point Woronzof for about a mile past the above address there is a larger parking area on the right. It is across from Postmark Drive.