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Flattop Trail Hike

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Address: 13229 Glen Alps Road, Anchorage, AK 99515
Phone Number: 9073455014
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Challenging hike with GREAT views!

You have to hike all the way to the Flattop! We were passing through Anchorage with our our 3 kids (ages 16, 14 and 11) and wanted to get out and stretch our legs. This is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

You have to hike all the way to the Flattop! We were passing through Anchorage with our our 3 kids (ages 16, 14 and 11) and wanted to get out and stretch our legs. This is a challenging hike with outstanding views as your reward!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Great view and exercise on this hike. Take a shuttle or drive to the base. You have options of how to get to the top and you won't be disappointed.

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Nugegoda, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Even if you do not take a trail, still the views all around are amazing!! Easy access and a feasible trip even during a short stay in Anchorage. You will realize why they say Alaska is such a beautiful place!! We visited in July 2014 and it was simply BEAUTIFUL!!!!

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Orlando, Florida
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is a good place to see awesome views of anchorage. You can determine the hiking level you want to do from easy viewing, to slight hiking, to long treks. The drive up is pretty, and the views overlooking the city are great.

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Eagle River, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This hike can be deceiving in it's difficulty. The hike is relatively easy until the last 100 ft or so...this is the most tricky part, but not the only one. Several people each year need rescue from this mountain...yes, this is a mountain hike. Take Care.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Beautiful, breath taking, blow your mind scenery. very hard unsteady hike but SOOOOOOO worth the energy

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Cadiz, KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This hike is a must for anyone visiting the Anchorage area. It is a moderate climb if you use the latest marked trail and there are areas to stand aside and catch your breath as you look out over the valley and the water and mountains in the distance. If you get a good clear day, Flat Top is one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Now if you're not very physically active, you can limit your walk to 'blueberry loop' but if you're in pretty good shape, go all the way to the top. Warning There will be snow up there in June. When there is melt, it can be muddy. There are no 'guardrails'. If you have small children, you need to keep a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The view of Anchorage is impressive. Plenty of spots for great photo opportunities. The trail is a little ruff especially getting to saddle #2 due to the erosion of some of the steps and loose gravel. Be prepare to take your time to the 3 mile loop because it's great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I had limited time in Anchorage, so drove up to the Glen Alps/Flattop Trailhead for the scenic overlook of Anchorage, Cook Inlet and the Alaska Range across the Inlet. I was not disappointed. The view is breathtaking. I arrived shortly before sunset; the view looking over Anchorage, with the twinkling lights of the city was beautiful, and the sunset over... More 

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Address: 13229 Glen Alps Road, Anchorage, AK 99515
Phone Number: 9073455014
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Anchorage

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