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Flattop Trail Hike

Address: 13229 Glen Alps Road, Anchorage, AK 99516
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Ranked #12 of 97 Activities in Anchorage
Type: Hiking Trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
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Type: Hiking Trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
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Houston, Texas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

So, I went around August and it was drizzling and cold. Well it started as a fine mist and by the time we were almost to the top it was raining. The path was scary because I guess we were up in the clouds or something so I couldn't see down the side of the mountain and the path was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is easily the most popular hike in Anchorage, both for tourists and for residents. The mountain can be ascended in anywhere between 45 minutes and two hours, depending on your physical ability and exertion. For those who are not feeling up to the challenge, there is a small loop with a still wonderful view of anchorage located adjacent to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Just a short drive away from downtown this hike is just what visitors need! After finding a spot to park you can take in the view with a short walk around the path just off of the parking lot or hike to the top! The average hiker will take at least 50 minutes to get to the top. No need... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Good view, Great night photography. Need car. Winter - better to have a good tire as icy road can be hard to drive

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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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