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Flattop Mountain Trail

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Address: 13229 Glen Alps Road, Anchorage, AK 99516
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US$345.00*
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Private Tour: Anchorage 3-Hour Tour
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Anchorage City Tour with Optional Alaska Native Heritage Center Upgrade

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Easy peasey

You don't find a much easier hike with views like this. Other than avoiding massive amounts of dog feces along the trail edges going up and back, this hike can practically be ran... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You don't find a much easier hike with views like this. Other than avoiding massive amounts of dog feces along the trail edges going up and back, this hike can practically be ran. There is a little hot of a climb at the top, hit each of the different peaks in the same go to maximize the views.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have hiked Flattop a few times. The last time was on a clear and sunny summer day. It takes around 4 hours roundtrip to summit the mountain and come back to the parking lot. Bring water and snacks.

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Chandler, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Very enjoyable hike that gets a bit rugged at the end as you near the top. Quite a bit of hiking traffic when I hiked in September and it gets quite cold at the top.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

This is a wonderful groomed trail up 4000 +- feet to the top of Flattop Mountain for a fantastically tantalizing view of Anchorage and beyond.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Best hike close to town, with amazing views of the city and cook inlet. This hike does have a bit of a scramble at the top, but worth the effort.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

This probably the most popular Hike in the entire state and Anc Bowl. Great for all types and sizes. But incredible sunsets! Enjoy!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Have not been to the top in years. But the view is very nice of Anchorage and all around. Best to go up Winter Solstice ( December 21) and Summer Solstice (June 21). Best time is in the summer. I think the trail is much more improved now, than it was years ago. Much more parking.

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Toulouse, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Not a lot of place like this one. And if you are a Paraglider Pilot then its like your own backyard play park. Excellent views and different levels of hiking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Incredible walk. The "steps" presented on this steep trail can be challenging! I did not make it to the top, as a bit out of shape, but breathtaking views of Anchorage and the bay just the same!!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent day trip of hiking and sight seeing. Breath taking view at the top. Keep eyes open, you never know what great creatures you will come upon.

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