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Flattop Mountain Trail

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Address: 13229 Glen Alps Road, Anchorage, AK 99516
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Short Hike. Great Views.

It's a little hard to find the parking lot for this trail at Glenn Alps, but once you do, it is a great place to hike with the family. Off of the Seward Highway south, take the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 June 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

It's a little hard to find the parking lot for this trail at Glenn Alps, but once you do, it is a great place to hike with the family. Off of the Seward Highway south, take the Huffman exit. Follow Huffman Road nearly to the end and make a right turn on Toilsome Hill Drive. Toilsome Hill will take you... More 

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Kamloops, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

A buddy wanted to go up here for a "quick" hike after dinner. Right........ Where do all of these superfit Alaskans come from - this is a strenuous hike (For anyone from BC anyways, and we hike) and the rock climbing at the end - wow! That being said, the Alaskans were bringing kids, DOGS, (some people packing them) and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Flattop Mt was a decent trek. 3/6 teens refused to go the last vertical part. The other 3 got 1/2 up the vertical part and turned around. Mostly, this was because we were on a strict timeline and coming down this part took more time than going up. Most reviews said plan on 2 hrs up and down, but 3-4,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Beautiful views. Wasn't a fan of the railroad ties so didn't make it to the top. Would definitely recommend the hike…go as far as you can.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Our family had a great hike on Flattop Mountain Trail. We started from the trail head about 8:30 AM which was the perfect time as the trail was quite quiet then. It also allowed us to take our time, especially on the way down. I'd consider the first two-thirds of the walk of moderate difficulty, mostly because you are heading... More 

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South Elgin, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

I did not walk to the top of the mountain but only stayed near the parking area. The view of Anchorage is stunning.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

The hike was exhilarating. You get a breathtaking 360 degree view of Anchorage at the second and third levels. The climb is challenging but plenty of places along the way to rest and catch your breath.

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Bath, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Flattop Mountain is close to Anchorage and well worth the bus/taxi ride to get there. The walk is challenging as you get toward the peak, but the view is well worth the effort!

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Reviews say everything from "easy" to "moderately difficult". We definitely say it's more on the hard side. Toward the top you are using your hands to scrabble up loose rock. But the good part is, you can stop at any time. $5 to park.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Flattop mountain trail gives you a beautiful view of Anchorage and the Cook Inlet. I highly recommend it but be aware that you will reach a trail marker that states the trail becomes difficult, and it does. The trail starts out very nice but unless you are an avid hiker you will feel you ascent from the beginning. As you... More 

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