Hiking and Bike Tour in Anchorage, Alaska

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Tour Length: 8 hours
Availability : May - September
Downtown Anchorage
Min Age : 10

The Best Biking and Hiking in Anchorage, Alaska

If you’re an outdoor enthusiast coming to Alaska, you will almost certainly want to tackle Anchorage’s best hiking trails and its most popular bike tour. At Alaska Trail Guides, we have joined forces with Go Hike Alaska to provide exactly what you’re looking for!

This Bike and Hike Tour allows you to spend the morning on two wheels marveling at ocean views, mountainscapes, and glacial waters. You’ll also have the best chance of seeing moose in Anchorage!

Then, spend the afternoon hiking Chugach State Park’s best trails, taking in breathtaking vistas, and viewing Barbara Falls.

This combined hiking and bike tour in Anchorage, Alaska is a truly unique way to experience some of our beautiful state’s most stunning landscapes in a single day. For more information about biking and hiking in Anchorage, Alaska, please feel free to get in touch with us.

Are you looking for even more inspiration for your visit to Alaska? Check out our range of Alaska bike trip packages.


Hiking and Bike Tour in Anchorage, Alaska Highlights

  • The best chance to see wildlife in Anchorage!
  • Gaze over Cook Inlet, Aleutian Mountains, and Denali
  • Stops at Kincaid Park, Point Woronzof, Earthquake Park, and Westchester Lagoon
  • Hike in the Chugach State Park
  • Transportation, snacks, and high-quality biking & hiking gear provided
  • A hassle-free vacation experience from start to finish!

Coastal Bike Tour in Anchorage, Alaska — Tour Details

On our Anchorage Coastal Cruise Bike Tour, you experience Anchorage’s wild side on a leisurely 9.5-mile guided ride. The tour starts with a ride through the urban wilderness of Kincaid Park.

This amazing place is over 1,500 acres of forested hills perched on the coastline. It’s common to see moose, bears, and bald eagles here. And there’s plenty of history alongside the wilderness. Kincaid Park was also once a Cold War Nike Hercules Missile site!

We then move on to Earthquake Park, where we bike through some of the lasting devastations from the earthquake in 1964. The ride then finishes at Westchester Lagoon, a waterfowl sanctuary.

Our route offers views of five different mountain ranges, so you will have plenty of opportunities for breathtaking photos. And along the way, your guide shares fascinating facts and stories about the region’s human and natural history. 

NOTE: This is not an electric bike tour.

Chugach State Park Hiking in Anchorage, Alaska — Tour Details

Get out, get active, and take a hike! Walk through boreal forests and glaciated valleys, see where salmon spawn, and spot wildlife like bears, moose, and birds. On this moderate hike, your guide will share a vast knowledge of flora, fauna, and geology. 

Visit one of Chugach State Park’s best waterfalls. Tucked back in a gorge, listen for the roar of the water through the canyon. Bedrock outcroppings with cascading water make for some of the best photography opportunities. 

While you don’t need prior hiking experience, you should be comfortable walking 5 miles over several hours.

  • Price Includes:
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Transportation to/from downtown Anchorage* Itinerary details will be outlined in your confirmation email
  • Specialized Low Entry Roll & Helmet
  • Trekking poles are available upon request
  • Must know how to ride a bike, use hand breaks, and shift gears before arriving for your tour.
  • Closed toed shoes. AKTG does not provide alternative footwear. Don't arrive in flip-flops or sandals.
  • Not recommended for those with cardiac or respiratory issues/illness. May be difficult for those with severe joint issues.
  • 9:00 AM @ the shuttle bus stop at Dena'ina Center on 7th Ave* Meet your guides for your biking tour and drive to Kincaid Park
  • 9:30 AM @ KIncaid Park* Your guides will outfit your with bikes and helmets and you will begin your 9.5 mile bike tour
  • 11:30 AM @ Westchester Lagoon* Ending you bike tour at a water fowl sanctuary, enjoy a snack while your guides load up the gear. Your guides will drive you back downtown.
  • 12:00 PM @ Downtown Anchorage* You have 2 hours in downtown Anchorage to enjoy lunch on your own. Your guides wcan provide you with great restaurants recommendations based on what you are hungry for!
  • 2:00 PM @ William A. Egan Civic & Convention Center* You will meet your hiking guide and load up for a 45 minute drive to the TH
  • 7:00 PM @ Downtown * Your hiking guide will drop you off back downtown at the William A. Egan Civic & Convention Center
  • Tony Knowles Coastal Trail - Anchorage* One of the most beautiful coastal trails in the nation. Wildlife, extraordinary views, and an abundance of history the whole way!
  • Eagle River Nature Center* gateway to Chugach Sate Park with dramatic views of glacial rivers and towering mountains
  • Barbara Falls* This photogenic waterfall is one of Chugach's best kept secrets. Easy access to breath taking views.
  • star rating  Knowledgeable and friendly guide, Bob ended up giving us a private tour. Possibly the rain had something to do with it, but the trail was significantly protected by trees. E-bikes... read more

    avatar thumb KarlynByham
    September 26, 2023

    star rating  Great bike tour! - Kelsie was our tour guide and she was fabulous! Kind and so knowledgeable!
    Elly was there with the van and the bikes were perfect.
    We biked through lots of beautiful... read more

    avatar thumb tbureaufitfun
    September 11, 2023
  • star rating  A great ride! - I so enjoyed this relaxed ride through Kincaid on the coastal trail! Our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful, and they had extra windbreakers, gloves, water, and snacks for us.... read more

    avatar thumb Abby H
    August 23, 2023

    star rating  Wow! Great, easy ride through amazing scenery! And belugas too! - With a day to kill in Anchorage between our cruise and a trip to Denali, we wanted to do something other than sit around. Little did we know how great... read more

    avatar thumb JBN1958
    August 18, 2023
  • star rating  Great trail for bikes! We were lucky and saw a Moose. - The trail is amazingly green and lush with vegetation. My most favorite parts were the Moose we saw just walking down the path. And the end of the runway of... read more

    avatar thumb lisarC1010MJ
    August 2, 2023

    star rating  Great experience. Saw 3 moose, sand cranes, bald eagle and cargo planes so close you can feel them taking off. Saw the tides both in and out.

    avatar thumb Vicki O
    July 20, 2023
  • star rating  Do it! - So much fun. Please note that this excursion meets at the Convention Center, not the welcome center. Also this is not an e-bike tour but the bikes are great and... read more

    avatar thumb Ldteacher11
    July 14, 2023

    star rating  Fun in the rain  - We did this bike ride just a few days ago. When we started it was raining but they gave us rain jackets and gloves so we stayed relatively dry.... read more

    avatar thumb Jodi S
    July 11, 2023
  • star rating  Loved the bike tour! - Braylee was a wonderful guide, and remained extremely calm when we met a very large moose on the trail. She was knowledgeable, friendly, and outgoing!

    avatar thumb Andrea B
    July 10, 2023

    star rating  We saw two moose. - Very friendly staff. The transportation van was clean. The bikes were well maintained. Our guide was very knowledgeable, articulate, and carried bear spray (just in case). The bike ride was... read more

    avatar thumb QDawg579
    July 8, 2023
  • star rating  Coastal bike trail - The bikes were great and our guide was so knowledgeable and had a great attitude and energy. She made sure that we didn’t miss anything. The trail is very easy... read more

    avatar thumb Janice B
    July 7, 2023

    star rating  Awesome adventure. Our guide was great, very knowledgeable and made us feel very comfortable. We are locals and it was fun to get out and try some new trails and... read more

    avatar thumb dustinp870
    December 6, 2022