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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
+1 907-345-5014
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I hiked here on a Saturday in September. The trail was recommended to us by several people. The lower portion is not too strenuous and still offers great views. The best view of all is from the top, but take caution if...More

Thank gayeswan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Disability made the hiking a no go; however, the drive up to the hiking area and driving around the area as much as possible afforded excellent views. Don't let the hiking keep you from visiting this area.

Thank Dixiegals
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed the Flattop Mountain trail; we did it on a Friday afternoon in September. It is a popular trail head - there was a fee that could be paid with credit card. I do wonder if the parking gets filled on a weekend as...More

Thank warrenville111
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Combine this on your drive back from Girdwood which is a breath-taking drive. Set aside 1.5-2 hours and don stop for pictures at the bottom because every spot is amazing.

Thank beeps2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The most popular hike in anchorage is to hike to the top of flat top. It is not an easy hike it can take you anywhere from 40 minutes to 2 and 1/2 hours depending on your condition. It is not a hike for those...More

Thank fun265
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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! :-)