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Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

Location Anchorage, Alaska. 2nd Avenue Downtown Anchorage to Kincaid Chalet at Kincaid Park
State(s) Alaska
Counties Anchorage
Type Rail Trail
Length 11.00 Miles / 17.70 Km Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses Bicycling (on pavement)
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Agency City, Town, or County
Entry Fee? No Parking Fee? No




photo: Wooded area long the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, Anchorage, Alaska - Photographer: John Terrill
Wooded area long the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, Anchorage, Alaska - Photographer: John Terrill

As the name implies, the Coastal Trail hugs the coastlines of Knik Arm and Cook Inlet from 2nd Avenue downtown Anchorage to Kincaid Park 10+ miles away. This roundtrip tour starts at Westchester Lagoon (milepost 0), runs north to 2nd Avenue and H Street, then, back to Westchester Lagoon. This section of the Coastal Trail is approximately 1.28 miles in length (one-way) and is not marked by mileposts. The other section of the Coastal Trail is presented separately under "Coastal South." Click on the map thumbnail for a larger map; use your browser's back button to return. Some highlights of the trail are listed below.
Scenic Views of Knik Arm, Cook Inlet, Mountain Ranges, the Port of Anchorage, & Sections of Downtown Anchorage
The Alaska Railroad Tracks Parallel the Trail
Margaret Eagan Sullivan Park (Westchester Lagoon), Elderberry Park, & Oscar Anderson House

Bird, Duck, Small Mammal, & Beluga Whale Sightings


Visitor Information

Date Opens: 1/1 - Date Closes: 12/31

Time Opens: Not Available - Time Closes: Not Available


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.


Additional Information

Width: 0 inches.

Primary Surface: Asphalt

Secondary Surface: None

Average Grade: 0%

Elevation Low Point: Not Available

Elevation High Point: Not Available

Year Designated: 1996

Date Last Updated: 03/31/2017


Contact Information

Trail management:
Randy Hoffbeck
Parks & Beautification Manager
Municipality of Anchorage
P.O. Box 196650
Anchorage , AK 99519 -6650
(907) 343-4562


Related Webpages and Documents

Title Type Link
Alaska State Trails Program - trail details Website View/Download



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