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Flattop Trail Hike

Address: 13229 Glen Alps Road, Anchorage, AK 99516
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Ranked #13 of 74 Activities in Anchorage
Type: Hiking Trails, Sports
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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

At the top there are the most beautiful breathtaking views of anchorage! The hike up was alot of stairs but well worth it! Beautiful post card pics.

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Wasilla, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This hike is just on the outskirts of town and is well worth the trip. It's a moderate climb except for the last 200 yards, but that extra effort is well worth it. Once on top, you have a panoramic view of the Anchorage area. Pets are allowed.

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Mukilteo, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

astonishing views of the anchorage bowl, great to get up and see the views and surrounding areas. This hike has lots of stairs. Best to do when the snow is melted

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Okay, so you won't feel like you've climbed Everest but this hike definitely stretches your legs and there's plenty to think about. We saw enough in the way of bears and moose to keep our minds busy [?!] on the way up. From the top there is a stunning view of Anchorage and the sound. Not a view to miss.... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Worth the drive up the hill for a nice trail walk. View is incredible! Watch out for moose and dog bombs on the trail. Need hiking shoes to do the best. Have to pay a fee to park. Bring your camera!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

It is a little challenging, but I believe most folks could do it. It would be pushing a couch potato, but he/she'd feel like a million bucks afterwards! It only costs a few bucks to park and the hike and view are free.

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Austin, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The stairs were easy to ascend. Very difficult to descend. It took a short amount of time to get to the top, but the hike down got long. It was difficult to get my footing on the steps. Snow had turned to ice. I was cold , wet and under dressed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Now I know why many sites claim the Flattop hike is a top 5 thing to do while in the Anchorage area. Great views of the inlet and Anchorage. There was a little more snow near the top than we expected, but we were able to summit without any issue. The trail near the top is narrow if you follow... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Very easy access to Flattop from Anchorage. Can be a fun, slow paced hike or a challenging one if you want to rush to the top. Saddle is a good hike, but the scramble to the top isn't for everyone. Parking lot can get full during the summer, arrive early!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I am 59 years old and have twice climbed Flattop with my son (now 11). The first time was in May--and the snow still on the mountain made it treacherous. Nevertheless, I saw a young father and his six-year old son climb it with little difficulty. The view from the mountaintop, and even on the climb up, is spectacular. You... More 

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