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Level: Intermediate
Length: 45 mi (72.4 km)
Surface: Doubletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +538/455 ft
Total: 64 riders

Mountain Biking Kincaid Park

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#2 of 52 mountain bike trails in Alaska
#373 in the world

The 1500 acre Park is located on the western edge of Anchorage against the shores of the Cook Inlet. The natural hilly terrain of the area is perfect for x-country skiing and has been steadily developed as such since the early 70's with a major push in preparations for the 2001 Special Olympic World Winter Games. Currently there are over 45 miles of main trails and many more secondary trails within the park.
Most of the main trails double wide as they are designed for skiers and maintained with a grooming machine in the winter. This is a very densely forested and brush covered landscape so most of the time the double wide trails are a welcome feature. The trails are well signed complete with maps posted at major intersections with colors corresponding to the difficulty of the trails. Ive heard some of the locals refer to this park as 'the roller coaster' due to the fact it seems as if you are always either going up or going down, not much x-country travel.
This area of town is known for its high population of moose and although they are used to seeing people on the trails and never get too excited its always a good idea to give them the right of way, especially if it's a cow with calves.

Before you go
  • No Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • No Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • No Restrooms 
Getting there
From Anchorage head south on Minnesota Dr, take the Raspberry exit and head West. 3.5 miles later you will come to the lower parking lot and trailheads, another 1.5 miles the road ends at the stadium/chalet parking lot and the main concentration of trailheads.
Or you can ride the scenic, paved Tony Knowles Coastal tr 10 miles from Anchorage that comes to an end at the same parking lot.
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  • isaacson907

    GREAT trail system, a LOT of moose in the area (would be shocked if you didn't see at least one moose on your ride), well marked, single tracks and wider trails, a little bit for everyone from beginners to advanced.

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  • bomboy

    Nice mix of trails for a quick blast. Nothing difficult but varies from gravel roads to some nice flowy single track. They reverse the trail direction periodically to keep the condition which works nicely but careful which day you're riding so you know which way to travel.

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  • Greg Heil

    Kincaid Park is getting 6 more miles of MTB trails this summer: http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2020966465_apakkincaidbiketrails.html

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  • tommyboy99

    The Trails in Kincaid park are awesome. All the Loops are very well marked and maintained. The different loops range from beginner to expert. You will find everything there. Long and short climbs with switchbacks, long and fast downhills with gnarly jumps. BE AWARE OF THE MOOSE. They are everywhere in the summer. We saw 7 different Moose in one day. A buddy of mine had to get 13 stiches in his calf after he got knocked of his bike by a Bull Moose on a fast downhill blind curve........... but hey we went right back to it. Awesome trails. Have fun

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