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Flattop Mountain Hiking Trail

Indian, Anchorage, AK
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A great hike!

This is one of those must do hikes in the greater Anchorage area. Despite its most popular... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2017
jonathb5
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Glen, New Hampshire
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Alaska Hiking

If that you would be able to simplest be in Alaska, you aren't too some distance from mountain... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2015
Warko S
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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  • Average18%
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14 Jun 2017
“A great hike!”
5 Apr 2015
“Alaska Hiking”
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Indian, Anchorage, AK
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Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

This is one of those must do hikes in the greater Anchorage area. Despite its most popular reputations and crowded parking lots, it provides a memorable and steep ascent to its notably flat top that invites an almost unlimited ridge walk. From the summit you...More

Thank jonathb5
Reviewed 6 April 2015

If that you would be able to simplest be in Alaska, you aren't too some distance from mountain climbing or else backpacking, since Alaska has bought one of the crucial first-rate spotlights for climbing specifically in wintry weather season the place which you could also...More

Thank Warko S
Reviewed 26 July 2013

If you are in Anchorage, reserve one morning for this hike. The view is beautiful and at times you will be enveloped by clouds. Just amazing.

1  Thank whoami18
Reviewed 12 July 2013 via mobile

Very popular trail. Quite slippery. Easy to moderate at first half. Very hard at the second half. With lots of short rest, it took 3 hours for round trip. Lots of Mosquitos.

1  Thank Ying X
Reviewed 6 June 2013

The hike and views are spectacular. What you have to deal with is the piles of dog poop everywhere.... especially in the first quarter mile. It is sad that people don't clean up after their own pets both in the parking lot and on the...More

Thank Deb G
Reviewed 19 May 2013

The parking lot is always crowded on a summer evening and it's too busy to be considered a wilderness adventure but that has some pluses. It has a great view of anchorage and there are enough people around that I feel safe hiking here by...More

Thank Lindsey V
Reviewed 14 January 2013

This trail is easily accessible and popular with locals and tourists. You can reach the top and get back down in about 2-3 hours. HOWEVER, the trail gets steep at the top and should not be underestimated! Many tourists are under the impression that it...More

1  Thank Anna F
Reviewed 30 December 2012

Great, convenient hike with a city overlook. I've seen children and senior citizens jog to the top, but don't underestimate the hike, as for most of us this will be a strenuous adventure. Also, make sure to dress for the unexpected, as I've gone up...More

1  Thank bigwalt4
Reviewed 30 July 2012

Flattop trail is easy - anyone can do it, and it's got a great view at the top. However, don't expect any sense of a 'wilderness trail' or even to feel like you're in Alaska. It's crowded every day, and what once was a natural...More

1  Thank Scott H
Reviewed 7 January 2012

If you want a great view of the city of Anchorage and aren't much of a hiker, you can still go to Flattop and there is an observation area that overlooks the city. If you want a nice hike, try blueberry hill. The first bit...More

2  Thank Patti H
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