State of Alaska | Matt Hage

Trails and Local Parks

Anchorage is a Top Trail Town

Anchorage’s first-class network of parks and paved trails are perfect for a run, leisurely walk or bike ride. With 223 municipal parks and 250 miles of trails inside the city, there’s no need to leave town to enjoy the outdoors.

On foot or by bike, in wooded seclusion or speeding along the blacktop, exploring every Anchorage park and every mile of trail could last a lifetime. But wildlife views, wilderness access, and unrivaled recreational opportunities put a handful of trails and parks above the rest.

The Coastal Trail stretches along Cook Inlet from downtown to Kincaid Park, linking up with other trails. Explore a favorite hangout for Alaska wildlife, discover the power of quakes on the Anchorage landscape, or sit in the sun steps away from the bustling city.