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Flattop Mountain Trail

13229 Glen Alps Rd, Anchorage, AK 99516-6967
+1 907-345-5014
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13229 Glen Alps Rd, Anchorage, AK 99516-6967
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am in town for business and really did not have a choice as to the day and time of the visit. I am certain that December is the wrong time to visit. The wind was howling and it was covered in a sheet of...More

Thank D Brett W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is every Anchoreageite's first "moauntain climb". It takes me just an hour to ascend, but you need to wear good footwear, bring raingear just case, water, and a camera because the views are magnificent. The last part is boulder climbing, harder down than up,...More

Thank _mariabjornroli
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very steep - if you have a problem with heights don't go. Parts of this climb go straight up and you have to be careful and watch your footing. Beautiful view from the top if it's not rainy.

Thank Susan K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a shuttle van from downtown after arriving at noon on the cruise train from Seward. Most of the trail is above the tree line with great views. Only he first portion is wooded with dwarf pine. We saw a giant bull moose lying...More

Thank work-to-travelMI
Reviewed 6 November 2017

A couple of trails to explore. One short and one longer one. Easy to get there and the vistas help you comprehend the layout of Anchorage.

Thank BlueHeeler777
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

This hike was much more challenging than I thought it was. It probably didn't help that I haven't done much mountain hiking, so I didn't really know what to expect or came prepared. Had I known, I wouldn't have ran 2 miles right before!!! Just...More

Thank Jennifer F
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Great hike, with superb views (if the weather is kind). The exposure near the top is high (risk of injury if fall) - you can continue on to higher peak if you have time and desire. I took the hike/bike shuttle from Downtown bike rentals.

Thank tpzkiwi
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Instead of climbing Flattop the way most people do, our GPS had us enter from the backside, a new trail put in earlier in the year. It is 1.8 miles, gaining about 2000 feet, so it is not a beginners trail, but it is not...More

1  Thank Leslie M
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I have hike this trail a hundred times. It is a "must do" for anyone who wants to get a taste of Alaska before getting out of Anchorage. From the parking lot, it is anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour or more to the...More

Thank waltw234
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We booked with Flattop Mt Shuttle for a convenient round trip shuttle to Flattop Mt. A moderately strenuous hike especially the last couple of hundred yards scrambling up an undefined trail at this point - though the rest of the trail is fairly well designated;...More

Thank Johnboy4343
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9 August 2016|
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Response from MOG808 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. I was driven there by a friend.
2 August 2016|
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Response from Donna S | Reviewed this property |
It started raining half way up and the clouds were heavy so we saw nothing.
Emily P
17 July 2015|
Response from ShesGotATicketToRide | Reviewed this property |
You can hike the first part of it, but I don't believe it would be safe to go to the top with any sort of child or baby backpack. The top is too steep and footing is unstable. Safety first! :-)