Hike Coastal Trail & Beach, Anchorage
What: An 11 mile paved trail connecting downtown Anchorage to the south side of Anchorage with beautiful views of the inlet along the way. Very popular area to hike or bike for locals regardless of ability level.
When to go: Can be accessed year round.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/47sPTdRNCqDzFGKn7
There are so many places to access the trail – from Westchester lagoon to downtown to Kincaid park. One very popular spot is the Point Woronzoff park from where you can head towards downtown or towards Kincaid.
- On the section of the trail near Kincaid park, there is a trail that heads down to the beach which is well worth checking out. On a nice sunny day, the beach is a great spot to bring a chair and have a relaxing picnic. The views of the mountains across the inlet are second to none from the beach.
- The trail is fully paved and can be accessed via any type of bike.
- The area is quite popular for bears and moose so be prepared at all times.