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Flattop Mountain Trail

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Address: 13229 Glen Alps Road, Anchorage, AK 99516
Phone Number: (907) 345-5014
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Great hike

There are many trails at Flattop with varying degrees of difficulty. The views of the sound and Anchorage are awesome! Bring a camera and a bottle of water!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There are many trails at Flattop with varying degrees of difficulty. The views of the sound and Anchorage are awesome! Bring a camera and a bottle of water!

Thank Grant H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I didn't spend a lot of time reading the reviews of other folks before going on this trip (or otherwise for that matter). Bottom-line, I wasn't expecting much, but thought it would be a good way to spend some time and get a little exercise on our last day in Anchorage before going to Fairbanks. We get to the parking... More 

Thank Ezra6
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you just want some great pictures you won't have to walk too far. It's just a hope skip and a jump and you'll have your Kodak moment. If you want to hike and explore just make sure you are bear aware. The trail is paved in some parts and the rest is gravel. If it's winter and you wanna... More 

Thank Shelly H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my first hike after moving from Florida to anc. I thought okay I'll hike one of the most popular hikes. But I wasn't not as in shape as I thought. There are several areas to stop and break. The trail is steep in some spots and a narrow path. There are stairs in some parts but don't let... More 

Thank Lauren P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There were beautiful views of the city with a short hike from the parking lot, but our time was limited due to changing weather conditions

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Every one in Anchorage knows about Flat top. You can see a view of all of Anchorage from up there. On a clear day you can even see Denali. There is a path and its a relatively easy, yet gets rocky towards the top. You can always stop right before Flat top at parking are and take other trails behind... More 

Thank OneMonArmy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hike was fun and beautiful, great for anyone. This is a must if you are in Anchorage, it is stunning up there!

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Bangor, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Looking at these other reviews, I can tell you the views are wonderful, as others have stated. As for wildlife, like anywhere else- you may or may not see much, it depends on the day. I have hiked and biked this area many times. Sometimes we'll see only birds, one day we saw 28 moose in the valley. Sounds made... More 

Thank Jeffrey H
West Richland, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A place for gorgeous views, wild life viewing, and if you're up to it....great hiking! We drove up to the trail head and just off the parking lot...without any hiking required...we were able to take in spectacular views of Cook Inlet, the Anchorage skyline, and Denali! But the best views were of the wildlife grazing and playing in the meadows... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Flattop Mountain is often quoted as one of the easiest mountains in Alaska, which doesn't tell the whole story (hey, after all Denali and Mount Foraker are in Alaska...). But there is also a lot more to do here than just go up Flattop. The Glen Alps trailhead is a good starting point for the Powerline Pass trail, a walk... More 

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