This is a great place to explore the wilderness, right in the city. Far North Bicentennial Park is Alaska’s largest city park. It is located on the eastern edge of the city, and is home to miles of trails. The park trails are used for hiking, biking and mountain biking in the summer and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and dog sledding in the winter.
This 4000 acre park is a real wilderness with lots of resident wildlife, including moose, black bears and brown bears, bald eagles and even the occaisonal lynx.
The park is situated between Tudor Road to the north and Abbott Road to the south. Far North Bicentennial park is connected to the myriad of other trail systems in Anchorage, making it possible to cross the city on foot, bicycle or whatever mode of transportation you choose.
The park is famous for its Nordic ski trails in the winter. If downhill skiing is more your thing, the Hilltop Ski area is situated right next to the southern boundary of the park. There is a 4.5 mile Spencer Loop trail that climbs high enough to give amazing views of Anchorage, Cook Inlet and even Mt. Denali (if the weather is clear enough).