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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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Strenuous, but worth the view

This was a tougher hike than I imagined - particularly at the end - you are scrambling up a pretty vertical hill of rocks. You often need to use your hands. And it is more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This was a tougher hike than I imagined - particularly at the end - you are scrambling up a pretty vertical hill of rocks. You often need to use your hands. And it is more treacherous on the way down - the small rocks can give way under your feet, and you can fall. It is quite an amazing view... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

brought my 4yo for his hike place was beautiful but there is no fence and its quite scary for small children

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

If you love hikes with a view, this one is for you. Moderate with views the whole time. It is one of the favorite hikes of Alaskans. There is a $5.00 parking fee.

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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The view was amazing! The hike is tough. There are a lot of stairs and a lot of people. Worth doing for the view, but be prepared for the crowds!

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Conrad, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

My wife and I went on this trail. She is not much for hiking and I enjoy it but since I live in Iowa do not get to mountainous hiking trails often. We started up and right of the bat it was fairly steep and my wife was not super impressed with my decision. After the first 500 yards or... More 

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Palmetto Bay, florida usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Another must do for outdoor lovers in the Anchorage area! This place offers an easy route to a low mountain with panoramic views of Anchorage, the Cook Inlet, and those amazing mountains that surround the whole area. The 2nd part gets more challenging, and its not for everyone. It involves moderate to strenuous hiking along trails that vary from smooth... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The best thing about the flattop hike is that you can make it more or less challenging depending on your skill level. There are mutiple paths up the mountain and some are more difficult while others are easier. At the top though you will have to scale some rocks and things getting a little dicey but the view at the... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Likes - transportation from Anchorage was done through a local bike shop, and that was convenient. The hike was absolutely breathtaking and I would do it again. Dislikes - This hike is sold as one for beginners..which it certainly is not ;) It's a tough walk through some pretty rugged and hilly terrain. Definitely worth the rough and hard hike,... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

the mountain looks not to bad but it took me some time getting up not for the week hearted... but beautful work dinf=

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Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Family of 4 that doesn't hike much, but very much enjoyed our time at Flattop. Not sure how the hike is rated in terms of difficulty, but I would call it intermediate/moderate, unless you go to the very top where it becomes more difficult. However, you can go about 2/3 the way up and enjoy spectacular views of Anchorage, Turnagain... 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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