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Flattop Trail Hike

Address: 13229 Glen Alps Road, Anchorage, AK 99516
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Ranked #11 of 155 things to do in Anchorage
Type: Hiking trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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Type: Hiking trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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Anchorage, Alaska
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Right on the outskirts of the city... A must do! Without trekking out into the total wilderness, Flat Top is worth the view and safe! Bring a sweater!

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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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