The good weather is back in Anchorage and that means the outdoor fun begins. Biking is one of the multiple outdoor activities that Alaska can accommodate. Tony Knowles Coastal Trail is an 11- mile (18 km) long trail entirely paved that follows the coastal line of Anchorage, Alaska. In summer the path is heavily used by cyclists, walkers, and rollerbladers while in winter the path is used for cross-country skiing and skijoring. Along the way, people can admire gorgeous mountains seen at the horizon. The trail is also known for its abundant wildlife (moose especially), as well as for its scenic views.
Last weekend, since outside was sunny and warm, we’ve decided to bike the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, and I must say that the trail exceeded our expectations. Almost all the way we could see the white-capped mountains in the distance and the ocean at the foothills. At the end of the trail there was a hot dog stand which was spreading an incredibly tasty smell all over the place, nearly impossible to resist. Also, there is a resting area with an amazing view over the ocean where you can enjoy your grilled reindeer hot dog. The trail is mostly flat, although it has few steep hills. On our way back we took an alternative path. The second trail passes through residential areas and The Lake Hood shores, where we watched water aircraft taking off and landing on water. It was pretty impressive. The Tony Knowles Coastal trail is not the only one in Alaska, but definitely one that shouldn’t be missed if you plan to visit Anchorage. Below I am sharing few photographs taken along the trail. Enjoy.
See you soon, Victoria V.