Cycling at Kincaid Park

If biking on trails through the woods appeals to you, then Kincaid Park is an ideal destination. Whether you seek stiff climbs and sharp turns —or if you just want a leisurely outing with family and friends—you can find the perfect cycling route somewhere in the park.

During summer, you have gobs of choice itineraries. At least 40 miles of trails of all kinds wind through the park, from the summits of the rugged moraines down into the hollows and along the beach. Some are twisty labyrinths though dim forest while others are broad, grassy highways with sweeping turns and fabulous views. Some will burn your thighs and bust your gut. Others offer near effortless cruising, perfect for wildlife viewing and good conversation.

A single track extravaganza

Along with the its system of Pisten-Bully-wide ski trails—open to multi-use after they dry out in the spring—the park features an extensive network of single-track trails aimed at adventure cycling. These winding, serpentine paths have been brilliantly engineered with banked turns and ingenious routing over more than 15 miles through the woods. They offer a great way to explore Kincaid’s hidden nooks, winter and summer.

When the ski trails become off limits sometime in October or November, the single tracks can be combined with the multi-use trail that parallels the Raspberry Road entrance, and the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail down the bluff to the west shore. On a snow bike, especially one equipped with studded tires, you can pretty much bike all over the park even during the snowiest of winters. Rent a bike from Downtown Bicycle Rental.

Note: the single track and multi-use trails are open to everyone—bikers, joggers, dog walkers and skiers.

Across town connections:

A favorite cycling route in all seasons connects Kincaid Park with the Chester Creek Trail system and downtown Anchorage via the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail.

Kincaid cycling links:

Single Track Trail Map

Single Track Guide from

Single Track Advocates

For more information:

Kincaid Park trails

Kincaid Park Chalet overview

Kincaid Park trail reports by the public

Kincaid Park Weather

Kincaid ski stadium webcam

Latest winter grooming report from NSAA

Interactive map with winter grooming updates

Getting There

9401 Raspberry Rd
Anchorage, AK 99502

To reach Kincaid Park’s main staging area, take Raspberry Road west until it ends. A lower parking lot gives immediate access to the flat ski stadium area, while the upper parking is closer to the chalet and its restrooms. Other trailheads can be found along Raspberry Road, off Jodphur Road (at the far west end of Dimond Boulevard), and at the end of the road leading to Little Campbell Lake off Raspberry Road at the park entrance. No fee for parking. Note: A gate just west of the Raspberry Road trailhead gets locked each night at about 10 PM.

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