Bike Bird to Gird, Girdwood

What: One of the most popular paved biking trails between Anchorage and Girdwood, offering amazing views of Turnagain Arm throughout.

When to go: Ideally accessed after the snow has melted, between the summer months of May to October.

How to get there:


  • The ride is roughly 13 miles one way – most people start in Indian, and do it as a roundtrip ride with a stop in Girdwood for snacks / drinks.
  • There is one major climb in the ride – easily doable with enough time, but just be prepared for a good workout.
  • The whole trail is paved, so it’s perfect for any type of bike.
  • This area is quite popular with bears, so it’s worth taking bear spray / noise makers even if riding on a fairly popular trail.