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Flattop Mountain Hiking Trail

Indian, AK
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Ranked #2 of 3 Attractions in Indian
Type: Hiking Trails, Sports
Activities: Hiking
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Type: Hiking Trails, Sports
Activities: Hiking
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English first
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 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.

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Warwick Township, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

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.

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Anchorage, Alaska
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 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 trail, making this a miserable first section.

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Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 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 myself unlike many of the trails close to Anchorage. For that reason, it's great for... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 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 is an "easy" hike and are not prepared. If you are up for it, the... More 

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Anchorage, AK
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 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 the mountain when it was sunny and warm and descended in hail and rain.

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Fairbanks, AK
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 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 trail has been ruined with the addition of stairs and railings everywhere. It's fun if... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 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 is wooden stairs and then a bit of a steep climb. Just take it easy... More 

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mariainak
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

The last part of the hike to the very top is difficult, the rest (to the railroad ties) is pretty easy with lots of stairs, I've done it several times while like 8 months pregnant. Not a wilderness experience. In the summertime it can be pretty busy. In the wintertime, it can be a little scary but worth it to... More 

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