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Flattop Mountain Trail

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Address: 13229 Glen Alps Rd, Anchorage, AK 99516-6967
Phone Number: (907) 345-5014
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Beautiful views of Cook Inlet, city of Anchorage, distance mountain ranges

The view is worth the drive. Look for the State Park "brown" direction signs starting on O'Malley at Hillside. There are two short paths, paved and gravel. The view is 360... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
TomA15
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San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The view is worth the drive. Look for the State Park "brown" direction signs starting on O'Malley at Hillside. There are two short paths, paved and gravel. The view is 360 degrees. We came the end of August so we were able to see some of the fall colors of the tundra. Make time to come here, you will not... More 

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Dennison, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a wonderful time. The trails mostly up were good, but the last 1/2 mile was not a good go for most people. We had many people say that you really need to take water and have climbing shoes. We were also told by a professional climber that people have gotten into trouble in this climb. We went as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Easy to find, close to town and a great, quick workout. The hand-over-hand scramble to the top requires a three points of contact stance.

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Corpus Christi, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Excellent quick hike, technical finish, great views from up top. Also a great prelude to more elaborate hikes, as several trails pass through the flat top summit and continue from there on.

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great hike! Not too difficult until the very top when the trail disappears and it becomes a rock scramble to the top.

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Burtonsville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If I lived in Anchorage I'd definitely be hiking the Flat Top Mountain Trail for my daily exercise. A short drive out of town brings you to the parking lot where one can get out and see the panoramic view of Cook Inlet and Anchorage. On clear days you can see Denali. The trail is easy and well used. If... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've hiked up to the top of Flattop numerous times. It's one of my favorite hikes in the Anchorage area, giving you panoramic views of the city of Anchorage (the Anchorage bowl), Cook Inlet, and the mountains beyond in all directions, including Denali way up north. The trail is well maintained, and doable for moderate fit people. The last part... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Let me be upfront and state that due to physical limitations compounded by laziness, I have not actually done this climb. That said, the comments are those of multitudes of friends who do it at least once a year somewhat as a ritual because (they say) it is easy enough for even a 4-5 year old who is used to... More 

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mesfilles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here on a beautiful summer afternoon. The views over the city of Anchorage and Cook Inlet are spectacular. We did not go all the way up as it was very windy and we were pressed for time but even from the base parking lot level you have great views. This trail is not as easy as I thought... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent the afternoon hiking Flattop. Beautiful views on the way up and most certainly at the top. We only had one day in Anchorage and this gave us great views of the city. Great afternoon of hiking. Public restrooms at the parking lot before you start your hike.

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