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Flattop Mountain Trail

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Address: 13229 Glen Alps Road, Anchorage, AK 99516
Phone Number: (907) 345-5014
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Played Hooky one day

Our family skipped school for a climb, and it was worth it. The meadows were fiery red, it was snowy, the path was muddy, but it was glorious.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Anchorage, Alaska

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our family skipped school for a climb, and it was worth it. The meadows were fiery red, it was snowy, the path was muddy, but it was glorious.

Thank K M
Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Steep but requires no special gear. There are several places along the trail to stop. There is a section of stairs that we call the "Stairs of Death" where you just go up and up. Getting to the saddle is hard, going for the flat top area from there is really difficult and sometimes a rock scramble. There are lots... More 

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Colden, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I decided to do some easy hiking. Since we are both in our 70s and have back and shoulder issues hiking Flattop Mountain-the Bluebery Loop was recommended. Well, it's uphill to get to the Blueberry Loop Trail so it is not what I consider an easy hike. Easy if you're in fairly decent physical shape! The other... More 

Thank chris45ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful views. VERY STRENUOUS last few hundred feet. Poor trail markings at top of trail. Almost a straight up climb.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the summer it is especially nice for obvious reasons. Very steep final ascent, but very rewarding being on top of the world. a 360 degree view of God's vast earth.

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hiked Flattop with my daughter who lives in Wasilla. We took it slow but steady. Fantastic views from the top.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wear everything you pack because it was COLD up there in early October. It was beautiful and definitely worth the climb and frozen fingers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Had a blast, hiking this trail just around sunrise. The light and looks were just astonishing:-) Unfortunately, the last 50 meters before the top, were more icy than I dared. One thing is going up, but it would have been an insane descent, so I decided to stay down. I'd definitely do the hike again, if I get the chance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

If you'd like to get some nice general overview on the Anchorage area and were not too bad by your feet, then Flattop Mountain is a must! The parking lot at the trailhead to the top of Flattop Mtn. may be just 20 min by car from the city. From the trailhead it's then a hike of about 400m in... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Beautiful view from the trail, however be prepared that the very last section to the top is difficult and require more semi-climbing skills than hiking. Needs good boots and hiking poles. The trail is not marked-up very well at the end, nonetheless it does not matter much, you can ascend any way to the top just finding your own way... More 

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