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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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Fun but little difficult

We went there with my kids who are 7 and 4. We had much fun there but at the end of the trail, it's got too steep so we gave up :) we saw several people like us. But the view was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Anchorage, Alaska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

There are so many OTHER great hikes in the Anchorage area. Very nice to go and veiw the city from the flat top area. There are other areas that are less crowded, lots in the same area that you may want to try instead.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We went there with my kids who are 7 and 4. We had much fun there but at the end of the trail, it's got too steep so we gave up :) we saw several people like us. But the view was very scenic and peaceful. And the road is not crowded ( we went there on weekday morning). So... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

What fun to drive to Flat Top Trail at 1AM to join at least 50 others gathered in the dark to watch the Aurora August 23! Words cannot express the experience!

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Olympia, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Very nice short hike to a great scenic vista over the Anchorage and Cook Inlet. Do it on a nice day and you will be very pleased! You can see to the famous Mt., Redoubt in the Alaska Range when it's clear. Can be cold and windy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I'm currently stationed up here. My family came up to visit, and my brother suggested that we hike up a mountain. So I looked up reviews and found out about flat top. The hike is difficult but well worth the view at the top. This is easily one of the most beautiful sights I have ever seen. When you get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I walked up flat top mountain in July, it gets steep the further you go but there are benches along the way to catch your breath, bring some water and sow,thing to nibble on along the way. Spectacular views, well worth the trek!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Flattop is worth the effort for first time visitors to Anchorage. On a clear day/evening - the view is terrific! Also magical was watching the paragliders launch from the top, after hiking up with their heavy packs on their backs! The top section is very rocky and requires some scrambling, so wear sturdy, non-slip shoes and take your time, up... More 

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Mundelein, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We did not go all the way to the top, but even about a 1/3 of the way the view from that summit is spectacular!

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Advance,NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We hiked Flattop Mountain on August 1 and the views were outstanding. This is an excellent full day activity. We went just to the point that the heavy scree began near the top and greatly enjoyed the hike. Take a picnic and sit and absorb the beauty!

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Torrance, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

After having dinner, just go hiking to Flattop. You can see the beautiful sunset. Also, some wild animals live near here. I saw the moose.

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