Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

Anchorage, Alaska 99510

Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

Tony Knowles Coastal Trail Professional Guide

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"The Tony Knowles Coastal Trail was named for former Alaska governor Tony Knowles, who served from 1981 to 1987. One of three greenbelt trails located in Anchorage, the trail connects the north part of downtown to Kincaid Park in the south. The multipurpose trail engages various users including cyclists, hikers, dog walkers, runners, and winter skiers and is a crowded trail, particularly during the summer months.

The trail spans 11.0 miles one-way and provides extraordinary views of downtown Anchorage, the Chugach Mountains, Denali (Mount McKinley), Mount Susitna (Sleeping Lady), and Fire Island. You are also very likely to encounter moose on the trail. The entire trail is paved and mostly easy, other than the last mile, which has a steady hill to climb as you approach Kincaid Park."

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"Named for former Alaska governor Tony Knowles, who served from 1981 to 1987, the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail is one of three greenbelt trails located in Anchorage. Even though the trail spans 11.0 miles each way, it is easily picked up from several points in the city, so you can enjoy any segment and hike as little or much of the trail as you desire. The trail provides extraordinary views of downtown Anchorage, the Chugach Mountains, Denali (Mount McKinley), Mount Susitna (Sleeping Lady), and Fire Island. In addition to a lot of other trail users, you are very likely to encounter moose on the trail." Read more

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Trail Information

Anchorage
Nearby City
22
Distance
117 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
10 to 12 hours
Duration
All year
Season
Anchorage Trail and Parks Map
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Dec 2018