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13229 Glen Alps Rd, Anchorage, AK 99516-6967
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Reviewed March 3, 2019

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank StacyLackie
Reviewed February 12, 2019

Love to take visitors to see the view and hike the trail. Even older ones can make the shorter hike to get a great view of Anchorage.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank David B
Reviewed December 18, 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Freedom748057
Reviewed November 6, 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank AlaskaHikingGuy
Reviewed October 30, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 494amys
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Great local hike with many beautiful views and wild blueberries to pick along the way. $5 parking fee

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AnnaMarie N
Reviewed October 16, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank embr
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 88ryanh
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank yellow5ds
Reviewed October 2, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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cpavey122017
July 7, 2018|
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Response from TerriFloyd | Reviewed this property |
No. It’s a steep uphill climb!
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Kav3
August 9, 2016|
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Response from MOG808 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. I was driven there by a friend.
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August 2, 2016|
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Response from Donna S | Reviewed this property |
It started raining half way up and the clouds were heavy so we saw nothing.
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