Wonderful hike with a great trail and wonderful view. Not too long but a little steep, true Alaskan experience.
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The flattop mountain trail is easy to locate and follow. There is a $5 fee to park. The trail is clearly marked and at the start of the trail is a sign post pointing to the trail but if you look at the other side...More
We went to Flattop on our first day in Anchorage. The trail is quite easy at first around Blueberry Hill, but be prepared to climb so somewhat steep rocks when you get near the top. Just go slowly and you'll be fine. On the way...More
We really enjoyed this hiking trail. There are places along the way that have washed out a bit. There are some amazing panoramic views along the way.
This is a reasonably long hike (took us 3.5 hours) that is close to Anchorage and is a good choice for those looking for a day hike. The last section is a rock scramble that can be scary or impassable for some as it requires...More
Though that is hardly to say "the best". It is steep in places and the scramble to the top requires some respect and caution. The reward is great views of the city, inlet, and powerline pass. Consider the Near Point hike as an alternative.
This was a very challenging, but rewarding hike. We didn't use the well-maintained trail. Instead, we climbed what I believe was the old, steeper trail. The views from the summit are absolutely amazing.
This trail becomes more technical and difficult as you get higher. Be sure to dress accordingly including trail sneakers, wind breaker with hoodie, have water, etc. be a smart hiker and be safe. The views are outstanding! Watch for and respect wildlife.