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Anchorage has been recognized by Runners World, Bicycling Magazine and the American Hiking Society as having one of the best trail systems in the United States, and it’s easy to see why!

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A cyclist negotiates the curves of the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail in Kincaid Park surrounded by fall foliage.
A cyclist negotiates the curves of the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail in Kincaid Park surrounded by fall foliage. ©VisitAnchorage/Roy Neese

Trails Articles

It’s half a million acres of wilderness encompassing 155 mountain peaks, rivers, valleys and lakes. Chugach State Park is the third largest state park in the country, and Alaska’s most accessible...
With so many groomed, lighted trails, a dedicated Nordic ski association and a big wild backcountry to explore, there's a trail for skiers of all ages and abilities.
Rush hour takes on a whole new meaning during the Tour of Anchorage — a scenic cross-country ski race through Anchorage’s award-winning trail system.
A pair of marathons, fun runs and youth events, triathlons, mountain races and more – Anchorage is a natural fit if you like to lace ‘em up and take off.
Anchorage has been recognized by Runners World, Bicycling Magazine and the American Hiking Society as having one of the best trail systems in the United States, and it’s easy to see why!
Folding into the foothills of East Anchorage, the Chugach Mountains provide some of the most accessible hiking, camping, wildlife viewing and climbing areas in Alaska.
Southcentral Alaska is great mushroom picking territory. Spring to fall, mushroom enthusiasts gather several delicious species from forests, hillsides, fields and trails.
Mountain or tandem, city slicker or rim runner, cycling in Anchorage leads to great (and inexpensive) adventure on the city’s nationally-recognized trail system.
Head out for a hike to explore Anchorage’s massive playground. From downtown, anyone can navigate the many trails through beautiful greenbelts into the Chugach Mountains with ease and motivation.
Anchorage is home to a winter wonderland of world-class trails and slopes and a group of past, present and future winter Olympians who were raised on the trails and still use them for racing,...
Escaping urban existence is easy. A quick drive and a short hike will get you isolated and enveloped into the natural world. And it all goes down in Anchorage’s backyard.
If you can put one foot in front of the other, you can snowshoe. Leave your footprint on Alaska’s winter wonderland – Anchorage is the perfect place to step into winter adventure.
Cranberries, salmon berries, and mountains of blueberries! Anchorage trails truly represent the bounties of nature – spectacular views, wildlife and giant trailside patches of sweet, juicy berries....