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This is a little on the tougher side of hiking trails, especially the last few hundred yards. Bring water and your good hiking shoes and allow time to catch your breath and take pictures as you make your way to the top. I would not...More
This home starts out reasonably easy...but soon progresses to a much more difficult hike. Everyone says that visitors need to do this hike....but in my opinion, unless you are a seasoned athlete, this has some serious vertical. Basically a giant staircase up the mountain. Yes...More
You can follow the sheep up to Flattop Mountain or you can be more adventuresome and do the Williwaw Lake trail. Expect to see moose, sometimes bears (black and brown) and usually lots of sheep if you are a hiker. I have also seen goats...More
This loop trail was a great way to start my solo hiking adventure in Alaska. With the exception of the final summit, the trail was moderately easy with steps cut into the steeper sections. The final summit, however, was a completely different matter. It was...More
Based on reviews, thought this would be a nice start to our Alaska trip! The "easy" and family part of the hike must be for the bottom portion only. Still quite lovely views. We kept going up. It was pretty crowded, and we had our...More
Took my wife, infant and toddler on a small hike around blueberry hill. Great views and an easy hike. Enjoyed our time so much. There were some wildlife spotters in the parking lot that let us take a look at some huge bull moose in...More
The drive to Flattop alone was worth it. The views are absolutely spectacular. Dont forget the binoculars. Also awesome to pack a backpack and go for a long hike.
Depending on the clouds you may or may not see too far though.
Because few of my friends had climbed the back side of Flattop, and most had sworn off the difficult front side, I ended up going with others four times last month. With my slowest friend, it took two hours of stopping to look at the...More