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Parks & nature in Anchorage

Park
“Kincaid Park is the place to be outside for many Anchorage residents, no matter the time of year. During the summer, you can hike, bike, or run the trails. During the winter, you can snowshoe, ride a fat-tire bike, or enjoy some Nordic skiing on the groomed trails Kincaid has to offer. Keep in mind that, during the winter months, some trails are reserved solely for Nordic skiing. They will be marked accordingly.”
97 locals recommend
Zoo
“Located an easy one-hour drive from Anchorage along the scenic Turnagain Arm of the Cook Inlet, the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC) is a great experience for all ages. If you're on the hunt for souvenirs, don't miss the gift shop.”
51 locals recommend
Park
“this trail connects all of Anchorage. You can get anywhere via bike or foot.”
34 locals recommend
Park
“The 1964 Earthquake shaped this hilly area, which offers trails and an interpretive display. Also, it is located next to the airport and you can see the planes come in and land right above your head!”
38 locals recommend
Trail
“If a great view sounds better to you than a climb up Flattop, the Glen Alps Trail is the next best thing for a fantastic view of the Anchorage Bowl and the Cook Inlet. On most days, the Kenai Peninsula is visible in the distance. Primarily an easy hike after one moderate uphill climb, the trail is suitable for most adults and teens. The elderly, small children, and anyone with difficulty standing or walking should opt for one of the other trails in the area.”
23 locals recommend
Nature Preserve
“This is a great place for several reasons: it it so close and you can see lots of migratory birds nesting and raising there young. You will often see moose here as well as a great view of the inlet! ”
23 locals recommend
Trail
“Want a challenge. with a reward for view this is it! In South Anchorage 45 + min from Cozy!”
15 locals recommend
Park
“Most beaches around Anchorage are mud flats ( that can trap you like quicksand) but Point Woronzoff (just west of the airport) is a rocky and sand beach that makes for a great beach walk close to town. You can walk there on the Coastal Trail if you are ambitious, or drive up Northern Lights boulevard. ”
16 locals recommend
Trail
“On a clear day you can get a great view of Denali just from walking up the fenced trail on the far left side of the parking lot. This is also the trailhead for Flat Top mountain. ”
12 locals recommend
Tennis Court
“Never mind the illustration - there is an actual 10 block park !!! Free Yoga, Kite flying, kids playing , dogs running (free) jogging and community event calendar. Where parades begin and communities gather.”
13 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“This botanical garden has so many beautiful gardens and trails! Great for a romantic or family outing.”
8 locals recommend
Park
“This is a great hike for all ages. The trail takes you through a lush sitka spruce rainforest. It is located about a mile drive from Anchorage in the town of Aleyeska. ”
9 locals recommend
Park
“great local hike in town, usually lots of people , so you don't have to worry about bears as much, great for family's ”
6 locals recommend
Park
4 locals recommend
Park
“People gather here to watch planes come in for landing in nearby Anchorage airport. At times, they come through every 2-3 minutes and are going VERY low - great for kids, airplane enthusiasts and picture opportunities!”
8 locals recommend
Park
“Great access point to the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail which offer great inlet views.”
6 locals recommend