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Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

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

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Bike ride on the trail

If you want to see a lot of spots up close I would recommend renting a bike and starting with the Coastal Trail. The ride is spectacular and pretty easy until the last 1/4 mile... read more

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We rented bikes and enjoyed a leisurely ride along the coast. We even saw 3 moose! However, be prepared for rain (we were not) and we got soaked. Our rental company also suggested a return route that went past the seaplane airport...there are a lot of dangerous portions along busy roads...I would suggest sticking to the path. It's probably one... More 

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Philadelphia, MS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you want to see a lot of spots up close I would recommend renting a bike and starting with the Coastal Trail. The ride is spectacular and pretty easy until the last 1/4 mile which is uphill to the park. Was a little let down with the park, so we went back and cruised thru downtown to the Salmon... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've seen moose feeding in the evening and the sunsets can be amazing. There is a good grade. The pathway is well kept. The views of the Cook Inlet are wonderful and the breeze has a good mix of sea salt and fresh water tributary scent. A look back on the port and the city of Anchorage from Earthquake Park... More 

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Pennington, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I ride bikes along this 11- mile (one way) coastal trail. Although it was overcast, it still was a very enjoyable ride. Along the water, we saw 2 immature bald eagles eating something Mighty and majestic creatures. We also came across a female moose chowing down on leaves fairly close to the trail. There were walkers and... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am partial to this trail as it is very close to my home, but it truly is one of the best in town. You really can't beat the views of the knik arm! I go biking this trail almost every day in the summer, and it is commonly bustling with activity which tends to make me feel more safe.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good for biking, running or walking. But for safety if alone and female, stay on the coastal part of the trail. There are sections of the trail system that are very near homeless camps and chronic inebriates tend to loiter in groups.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A great way to get outdoors and enjoy Anchorage while learning some of its history. Walk, rent bikes or maybe even the Segway would be great. We walked. The trail is well marked with interesting information about the city, the tides and the devastating earthquake. There are many well marked trails off the main trail which are also ver interesting.... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were there in the daylight hours and the scenery was nice but by the amount of graffiti on the walls, bridges and posts it was obvious that there is some serious gang activity going on at night. You might see an occasional Moose along the trail and there is really cool train that passes by periodically.

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Morristown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

nature at its best-gorgeous 22 mile bike ride-just bring along water and a snack. Reasonable bike rentals out of a huge container and friendly staff right near 2nd ave -I think it was called Pablos...

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Burleson, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The trail is paved which is great. We felt safe on the trail. It was low tide so it gave us a different view. Some in the group said it wasn't pretty, but you are in Alaska, what's not to like?!

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