Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
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Popular biking trail along the coast.
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  • Jeff R
    Fort Collins, Colorado369 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great walk
    We covered 4 of the 11 miles. A wonderful experience. Saw numerous birds, including a couple sandhill cranes. The views of the water and mountains were excellent. Numerous parks and historical areas along the way. On a weather favorable day, this trail is very convenient to downtown. Lots of folks on the trail - be a bit careful, as bikers don’t acknowledge approaching you from behind.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 16, 2023
  • Jessica C
    Goshen, Indiana40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Peaceful and Beautiful views
    This trail is 22 miles round trip and full of beautiful scenery! It connects to another trail if you want to continue further. We decided to rent bikes and we biked the 22 miles. There are stopping or viewing points along the way for people to relax or enjoy the views. A portion of the trail is next to the airport, so many folks stop to watch planes take off. There’s some food along the route as well. The trail goes uphill toward mile 11, making it challenging, just fyi! We rented bikes from Pablo’s Bike Rentals, which is just around the road from the trail. All in all If recommend this trail!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 7, 2023
  • TSA
    Renton, Washington33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the best trails anywhere!!
    The Tony Knowles Coastal Trail is great for all ages and ideal for bikers, runners as well as casual walkers. Recommend getting on the trail at Earthquake Park; there is a parking lot if needed or if you are visiting Anchorage take a taxi/Lyft/Uber from downtown (10 minutes ride less than $20). From the Park meander down the paved Coastal Trail, saunter by the wetlands and trees until you are adjacent to the mud flats. There are signs to stay off the mud flats for a reason, do not go on them! Sand pipers and other birds dot the shore as the trail makes it way towards downtown Anchorage. You will pass beautiful vistas of mountains, lakes, ponds until you come upon the exit for downtown Anchorage. Lots of bikers and runners on the trail; everyone is polite and lots of room for everyone to enjoy the trail. On the trail, from Earthquake Park to downtown Anchorage is ~3.5 miles; mostly downhill if you start at Earthquake Park. Take your time and enjoy the beautiful scenery along this magnificent part of the Alaska Coast.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 9, 2023
  • Vicki G
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome Bike Trail!
    This is a must do in Anchorage! We rented ebikes a few blocks away at Pablo's Bike Rentals and then hit the 22 mile round trip trail. We took our time stopping to see many of the beautiful sites. At around mile 7 we saw a moose up close walking along the trail and also a mama bear with 2 cubs sleeping just a few yards from the trail near mile 9. We went from 5-8 pm and the foot traffic was quite heavy at the start of the trail but lessened up as we went along. We sat and watched several planes take off literally right over our heads. We felt safe and had a blast!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 30, 2023
  • Amelia A
    17 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely, Busy Walk
    I walked this trail with my cousins and their dog, and had a lovely time! Portions of the trail are shared with the Planet Walk, which extends to the Inlet from downtown Anchorage. When we went, on a Sunday afternoon, the trail was quite busy, with walkers, runners, dogs, kids, bikers, and skateboarders all sharing it, but there was plenty of room for everyone! Towards the beginning of the trail there was a nice view of a lake with a playground and some exercise equipment, and we walked to reach a nice look out with a view of the inlet and harbor. The portion of the trail we walked was paved and easy to walk- probably all handicapped friendly! I would absolutely go again.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 30, 2023
  • Cindy Metz
    154 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Diverse and Relatively Flat Coastal Trail
    Great trail in town with lots of variety - rain forests, ponds, coastline. We saw one moose walking down the trail. At approx mile 5 you may hear a jet lifting off the run way. Aeronautics aficionados enjoy standing on the hill nearby and watching the jets take off (best between 9-10am). We rented from the Trek stand near the trail. Rented for 3 hours for $30 and used all the time. Highly recommend if you like to ride bikes or walk.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 8, 2023
  • WesOrmond
    Ormond Beach, Florida218 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Trail Ride in Anchorage
    Nice paved trail from downtown Anchorage to a park and chalet at th end of the trail. This is an 11 mile trail so the round trip is about 22 miles and it is very hilly at the end but rolling during remaining. There are no facilities on the trail but there is at the end. We did see moose on the trail and there are some beautiful views along the way.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 19, 2023
  • DogDoggie
    674 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Multi-use trail.
    Great multi-use trail along the Cook Inlet. 22 miles round trip from downtown. A rainy morning turned into a beautiful afternoon. We even saw a pair of moose along the way.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 31, 2023
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Justin C
Greenville, SC181 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Friends
I haven’t always been a bike trail type of guy, but this trail could change that. Great views of the city, awesome vistas of the inlet and a cool viewing spot for watching planes take off. We didn’t see any moose, but did see some poop. Bear poop also. City riding, cool neighborhoods, views of the water and the great nature all make this trail a great few hours spent. Highly recommended.
Written June 28, 2021
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TSA
Renton, WA33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
The Tony Knowles Coastal Trail is great for all ages and ideal for bikers, runners as well as casual walkers. Recommend getting on the trail at Earthquake Park; there is a parking lot if needed or if you are visiting Anchorage take a taxi/Lyft/Uber from downtown (10 minutes ride less than $20). From the Park meander down the paved Coastal Trail, saunter by the wetlands and trees until you are adjacent to the mud flats. There are signs to stay off the mud flats for a reason, do not go on them! Sand pipers and other birds dot the shore as the trail makes it way towards downtown Anchorage. You will pass beautiful vistas of mountains, lakes, ponds until you come upon the exit for downtown Anchorage. Lots of bikers and runners on the trail; everyone is polite and lots of room for everyone to enjoy the trail. On the trail, from Earthquake Park to downtown Anchorage is ~3.5 miles; mostly downhill if you start at Earthquake Park. Take your time and enjoy the beautiful scenery along this magnificent part of the Alaska Coast.
Written July 9, 2023
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Steve J
Yorkville, NY9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
My wife and I rented traditional pedal bikes from Pablo's Bikes for 2 hours. We rode along at a moderate pace and only made it down to the airport clearing before we had to turn around so we did not run over our rental duration. I would highly recommend renting them for 4 hours so that you can go all the way down the trail and see more wildlife than we did. People were reporting moose and bear further down the trail, but we just did not get there, unfortunately. In terms of the trail itself, it is very well kept and smooth, pedestrians and bicyclists were nice, and the hills were not too steep as long as you get a bike that can switch gears.

Overall, make sure you hit this trail for a relatively cheap wildlife experience!
Written August 25, 2021
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Travel the World
San Francisco, CA1,136 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
You can bike, walk or jog this amazing trail that goes along the shoreline of Anchorage. Once you get past the airport you won't know that you are near a large city. The trail is full of wild life and scenic views. I rented a bike which allowed me to cover the entire 22 mile round trip in a couple of hours. You will find lots of picture perfect stops along the way. Pack a lunch and enjoy your day. The last mile at the end of the trail is steep so if you are trying to decide what type of bike to rent you might want to go electric.
Written September 22, 2021
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Tucker50
Atlanta, GA241 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
We rented an e-bike from Pablo's (highly recommend) to ride the trail round trip, ~22 miles. We got an early start on a sunny Sunday morning. We were able to see Denali and also saw a moose and sandhill cranes. It was a lovely ride. Go early before the crowds.
Written June 26, 2021
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Tucker50
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Friends
On a beautiful sunny morning we rented ebikes from Pablo's (highly recommend) and rode the 22 mile round trip of the Tony Knowles coastal trail. We had a beautiful ride enjoying our moose sighting, a view of Denali, and rainforest scenery. Go early before it gets too crowded.
Written June 17, 2021
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Vicki G
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
This is a must do in Anchorage! We rented ebikes a few blocks away at Pablo's Bike Rentals and then hit the 22 mile round trip trail. We took our time stopping to see many of the beautiful sites. At around mile 7 we saw a moose up close walking along the trail and also a mama bear with 2 cubs sleeping just a few yards from the trail near mile 9. We went from 5-8 pm and the foot traffic was quite heavy at the start of the trail but lessened up as we went along. We sat and watched several planes take off literally right over our heads. We felt safe and had a blast!
Written July 30, 2023
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Amelia A
17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
I walked this trail with my cousins and their dog, and had a lovely time! Portions of the trail are shared with the Planet Walk, which extends to the Inlet from downtown Anchorage. When we went, on a Sunday afternoon, the trail was quite busy, with walkers, runners, dogs, kids, bikers, and skateboarders all sharing it, but there was plenty of room for everyone! Towards the beginning of the trail there was a nice view of a lake with a playground and some exercise equipment, and we walked to reach a nice look out with a view of the inlet and harbor. The portion of the trail we walked was paved and easy to walk- probably all handicapped friendly! I would absolutely go again.
Written July 30, 2023
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timjstark
Milwaukee, WI693 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
On a rainy Saturday in June, we rode the trail on the same day as the marathon. We were with a group so we had no choice of routes, so cycling (opposite) the runners felt wrong as they truly needed the space as they labored through their last miles, but we enjoyed it nevertheless. As we neared Kincaid Park, a bull moose was mere feet off the trail...!
Written July 6, 2021
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SherrieLyne
Corpus Christi, TX164 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
We took this bike tour with Elly as our giude. She is very knowledgeable about the area and shares lots of great information. We saw two moose on our morning ride. I highly recommend this tour. Thanks Elly, you are the best!
Written June 22, 2020
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