Map of bike paths / walking paths in Anchorage, AK


Recreational trails for walking, running and cycling in Anchorage, Alaska

Anchorage, Alaska map area

Anchorage, Alaska

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Bird to Gird Pathway

Campbell Creek Trail

C-Street Multi-Use Path

Glenn Highway Trail

Lanie Fleischer Chester Creek Trail

Rasberry Road Multi-Use Path

Russian Jack Springs Park Trails

Ship Creek Trail

Tony Knowles Coastal Trail


Palmer & Wasilla

Anchorage is located on the Cook Inlet of the Pacific Ocean in Alaska. It is the largest city in the state and has the Chugach Mountains to the east. The city is home to the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, University of Alaska Anchorage, Alaska Pacific University, the Alaska Zoo and Elemdorf Air Force Base.

Anchorage has a vast system of recreational trails for bike riding, running and walking. Many of these trails travel through the natural areas adjacent to creeks, follow the shoreline of Cook Inlet or travel alongside major roadways.

Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

The Tony Knowles Coastal Trail is an 11-mile long paved pathway that follows the coastline of Cook Inlet. This is the most popular trail in Anchorage for both tourists and the locals. It is easy to reach from several locations and offers marvelous views of Cook Inlet, Fire Island, Downtown Anchorage and the Chugach Mountains that form a dramatic backdrop for the entire Anchorage area.

The route of the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail spans from Downtown Anchorage to Kincaid Park. The trail takes people past the shops, restaurants and museums of the downtown area, past Westchester Lagoon, through Earthquake Park, around Point Woronzof and around the airport. The south end of the trail heads inland at Point Campbell and through Kincaid Park. From this point trail users can use the bike path for Raspberry Road to head back into the south side of Anchorage.

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Campbell Creek Trail

The Campbell Creek Trail is a system of paved trails that wander through the natural areas alongside Campbell Creek for 7.5 miles going through much of the Anchorage area. There are numerous access paths for the trail that lead into the residential neighborhoods, local parks and commercial areas along the way.

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Chester Creek Trail

The Lanie Fleisher Chester Creek Trail is a 4-mile long paved pathway that spans between Westchester Lagoon and Goose Lake Park. The trail wanders through the natural areas and parks located adjacent to Chester Creek. The trail is used for recreational purposes but also by those commuting to the downtown areas or to the university campus.

The east end of the trail is connected to the trail in Goose Lake Park which leads to trails to Alaska Pacific University and Russian Jack Springs Park.

Read more about Lanie Fleischer Chester Creek Trail

Ship Creek Trail

The Ship Creek Trail is a 2.8-mile long paved pathway located to the north of Downtown Anchorage. The trail wnders through the natural area alongside the creek and spans between Small Boat Launch Road and Meyer Street. The east end tucks under Reeve Boulevard and wraps around William Tyson Elementary School.

Glenn Highway Trail

The Glenn Highway Trail is a paved bike path that follows alongside Glen Highway, Highway 1, for over 17.5 miles to the north of Anchorage. The north end of the path is located at Birchwood Loop Road in Chugiak. The path also goes through Eagle River and past Fort Richardson. The south end of the path is located at Vanderberg Avenue / Bonface Parkway.

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Bird to Gird Pathway

The Bird to Gird Pathway is a 13-mile long paved pathway located along Highway 1 and Turnagain Arm, about 15 miles south of Anchorage. The trail goes through forested areas, offers fantastic views of Turnagain Arm and the Chugach Mountains.

The north end of the Bird to Gird Pathway is located near the community of Indian. The southern end of the pathway connect to a paved pathway that leads to Aleyska.


Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the recreational trails located in Anchorage, Alaska.

Individual Maps for Recreational Trails in Alaska

Here is a list of links to the individual maps for specific recreational trails in the State of Alaska.