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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 yesterday

I was born and raised in Anchorage, although it has been a number of years since I've been a resident. Every time I visit, I make the drive up the to Glen Alps trailhead and at the very least, look out over the city. If...More

Thank victork2017
Reviewed 2 days ago

We read about this and I thought it would be a perfect way to stretch and keep us moving to adjust to a 4 hr. time difference. The first part was a wide trail through the trees and to an open area. There was still...More

Thank M1chtopher
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Spent an enjoyable afternoon at Flat top.., great hikes w options short and longer. The best however is it's spectacular photo venue if it's a clear day! Dress in layers year round!

Thank travprof
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Ten teens from Florida with energy to spare, what do you do? Take them to Flattop! 75% of the trail is pretty well maintained and even for someone very out of shape if you just keep steady and slow you can make it up most...More

1  Thank Leylinedragon
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My mom (age 66) and I (age 39) attempted the climb to the top of Flattop mountain this morning. I say climb because in order to summit, you literally have to climb over and up rocks. My mom is a little unsure of her footing...More

1  Thank Sarah25237
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view from the parking lot over looking Anchorage and the surrounding area is gorgeous. The trail can be intense, but the last 2 time we went we have seen a moose

1  Thank CjW9905
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove up to the parking area to find it's a major hike up to the top. You need to be in very good physical shape to conquer this event which time has passed my knees and youth by. However it is a nice drive...More

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went up the trail with my wife and two friends. I am 73 years old so I had some concern about hiking this mountain. Our wives stopped about 150 yards from the top but Larry and I continued up to the top. It was...More

Thank George M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The trail leading to the summit was scenic and beautiful. But would not recommend going during colder seasons or else wear winter jacket and good hiking shoes. Not recommended for the not physically fit. There is quite a few ups and downs on the trail....More

Thank h.thao09 h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hiked / ran there this morning with 2 friends. Easy hike but end can be a bit tricky when it's icy and snowy which was the case today. If you are fit and a Ken hiker it is no problem, if not, need to be...More

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We will not have a rental car. We have a time constraint and cannot use the flattop shuttle as it is afternoon only. Are there any other ways to get there? Seems like a cab would be really pricey. We need to go in the morning and be back to anchorage by early afternoon.
9 August 2016|
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Response from MOG808 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. I was driven there by a friend.
What type of wildlife were you able to see? Thanks, Terri
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
Would it be difficult to do this hike with a child in a Kelty backpack?
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! :-)