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Address: 13229 Glen Alps Road, Anchorage, AK 99516

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Gorgeous!

My first morning in Anchorage, I hiked Flattop Mountain (with my baby on my back). It was such a beautiful view. The hike was a bit challenging at the top because the rocks were a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

My first morning in Anchorage, I hiked Flattop Mountain (with my baby on my back). It was such a beautiful view. The hike was a bit challenging at the top because the rocks were a bit lose and I had my daughter in my carrier backpack, but we made it! Definitely recommend it. (Note: this is a popular hike, so... More 

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Astoria, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This was literally the first thing I did after getting off my flight to Alaska. It was so great to walk around after such a long plane ride and the views do not disappoint. There were a lot of people out, but it didn't feel crowded at all. Unfortunately, some of the trail was still a little too icy and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We love hiking Flattop as a family as often as we can. Its a great hike for kids and the views are gorgeous. For us it is a leisurely hike and we take the time to really enjoy the scenery. We do this hike year round. Great for families.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The trailhead is close to town,it is about 15 miles from downtown,you can drive to trailhead with no problem.Be advised this trail is a bit steep when nearing the top,but if your in reasonable shape and used to hiking you will have no problems .Also there is a parking fee,as it is a state park.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Very good considering the driving distance - beautiful view - challenging trail. 15 minutes drive from my place. really nice view overlooking anchorage & turnagain - knik arm & the sleeping lady (Mt. Susitna). Sometime you get to see Denali as well. The rocky trails also add up the fun factor.

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Clermont, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

What a treat. It was 15 degrees on the day we decided to make the hike but we were determined. The sky was clear and the drive pretty easy once our GPS figured out where we wanted to go:) Be careful when hiking ...there are moose about about in the area. We walked up the first path from the parking... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We did this hike as a school field trip. The kids picked enough berries for a class canning project. The views are spectacular! We found the flora to be interesting, especially the blue pine cones. It rained on and off but it didn't seem to bother any hiker. This is a fee station area. You must pay a fee at... More 

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Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We did this while it was snowing in early November which made an easy-moderate hike moderate- difficult. Not far from Anchorage (a 15 minute drive) and a well marked trail used regularly by locals, gives great views of the mountains and of Anchorage.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is an easy to get to trail right in Anchorage and if you have the guts to go the last couple hundred yards you will get some great Views of the entire city and the park behind it.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

A local friend recommended this trail. The weather was good and it was a clear morning. There were good instructions explaining all options to accommodate different fitness levels. Remember to pack fluids and keep spare batteries next to your body as you will want to take photos and it does get cold up there. Also there are parking fees but... More 

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