Moose Viewing at Kincaid Park

Moose thrive in the open birch-spruce forest and willow thickets of Kincaid Park in the southwestern corner of the Anchorage peninsula. With more than 70 miles of trails crisscrossing its rugged 1,500 acres, Kincaid makes it easy for people to get deep into the woods where moose hang out. It has a solid reputation as one of the mostly likely places in Anchorage to see a moose on purpose, even during summer when the animals tend to seek out jungled greenery.

Where Will You Find The Most Moose?

During snow season, drive the entrance road slowly and scan for moose using the multi-use bike trail, or go down the beach to watch for moose browsing on the flats of the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge. Summer and fall finds moose ambling along the same trails as humans, eating greens and bedding down. A leisurely stroll on the flat Mize Loop above the bluff just north of the Kincaid Chalet, or into the more open Sisson Loop closer to the coast, are both great bets. Moose will also feed on aquatic plants in Little Campbell Lake and in ponds in the Sisson area and along the coastal flats.

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 61.1541114
Longitude: -150.0403202

Take Raspberry Road west until it ends at the park’s main staging area. 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.