The Tony Knowles Trail is one if the most scenic routes in Anchorage, and a great off-road option. This paved multi-use trailbegins right downtown (the far northeast end is accessible from West 2nd Ave near the Railroad Depot) and runs for 11 miles southwest to Kincaid Chalet. This gorgeous seaside path has it all, from ocean views to wildlife. It skirts the fault line of the famous 1964 earthquake, winds through green forests, and opens up upon vistas of Mount McKinley and the Knik Arm.
The most scenic section, with the best views, is the 5-6 miles between the Earthquake Park parking lot (off Northern Lights Boulevard in the middle section of the trail) and Kincaid Park (at the trail’s southern terminus).
Note: This trail might be used for XC skiing in winter.