The Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

The Tony Knowles Coastal Trail is a one of the most beautiful coastal trails in the nation; the trail gently winds along the coast eleven miles from downtown to the chalet at Kincaid Park and is by far Anchorage's most popular trail. Leave the bustling city behind, and explore a local treasure that tells a long tale of natural and human history.

Skirt the fault line of the '64 quake, stroll through scented forests, look for moose, and take in sweeping vistas where you can spot beluga whales and North America's highest peak, Mount McKinley also known as Denali all in a single view. We've highlighted the first five miles of the trail for you from the modern skyline of downtown to the open skies of Point Woronzof.

Seasons: All Year

Difficulty: Easy

Activity: Hiking, Biking, Skiing, Running, Rollerbladding

Length: 11 miles

How to Get There: Access to the trail is available at the extreme northeast end of West 2nd Ave. near the railroad depot, at the extreme southwest end at Kincaid Chalet, and several points in between.

Photo Gallery: See our collections of images.

Bicycle Rentals: Pablo's Bicycle Rentals