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Flattop Mountain Trail

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Address: 13229 Glen Alps Road, Anchorage, AK 99516
Phone Number: +1 907-345-5014
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US$345.00*
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Private Tour: Anchorage 3-Hour Tour
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US$49.00*
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Anchorage City Tour with Optional Alaska Native Heritage Center Upgrade

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Great view of Anchorage

Chanced upon this place while hunting for place to watch Aurora. At first we were reluctant to drive up Toilsome Hill Drive road because the road was slippery (although we were... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Alex C
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Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Chanced upon this place while hunting for place to watch Aurora. At first we were reluctant to drive up Toilsome Hill Drive road because the road was slippery (although we were driving a 4WD). After some thoughts, we gave it a try and drive slowly on the icy road up the hill in the middle of the night. The view... More 

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Fairfield, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a short trail with amazing views. I did it about 5 days after the first snow and no joke, almost the entire hike was icy and slippery. Once you get closer to the top, be careful because with enough snow, the trail is hard to find and you may have to climb a little. Once at the top,... More 

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Chichester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So many trails to take! Pay $5 to park in the State Park area, then watch the sun rise or set, hike a liitle or a lot to the top or further up powerline pass! Awesome views of the city and mountains

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Thank Brad T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Flattop Mountain is well marked hiking trail in vicinity of Anchorage (20 min drive from the downtown). The trail is easy to hike yet last couple of hundred meters might be challengable for small children and seniors. It is quite windy at the top. The view is awarding, worth of all efforts.

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Thank Dragisa M
Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Or first of many hikes in Ak. The sun came out for a beautiful afternoon to get a sky high view of the city. A great intro. for 14 more days inAk.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did an impromptu hike of this trail after dinner, and was surprised at how popular it is even in the evening. The trail is pretty benign at lower levels, but the top of the trail was pretty gnarly. It was well worth being at the top near sunset, however....

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Thank Daniel C
Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Very good hike, easy until near the top. Good view of Anchorage and the mountains behind Flat Top. Good for a science trip, for what a glacier does/did.

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Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed the climb up this mountain. We took the direct route straight up the mountain and not the winding path up the mountain. I wore comfortable shoes and NOT boots as the shoes gave me more ankle movement which allowed me to maneuver around the rocks better. If you have week ankles I would recommend boots but you... More 

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Wenatchee, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

It's very easy to get to and it's a pretty easy hike and the views make it definitely worth it! Take the time to go there. You won't regret it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

A lot more strenuous that we thought. We are both experienced hikers but there was a lot of scrambling to get to the top. Highly recommend it if you have the stamina to get there.

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