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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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$345*
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Private Tour: Anchorage 3-Hour Tour
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Anchorage City Tour with Optional Alaska Native Heritage Center Upgrade

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Beautiful!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
uitysmom
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West Richland, Washington
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West Richland, Washington
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days 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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Boone, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a little hard to find, but a good GPS will get you there. The drive up is interesting, seeing as its a neighborhood. The 1/2 mile trail is paved and comfortable with great views of the Anchorage bowl and on a clear day, Denali. The hike to flat top is strenuous, particularly at the top. It's like a... More 

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corpus christi, tx
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wind, sun, mountains, cliffs, spectacular. The workout (and oh yes it can be a workout) can be as easy or as tough as you want.

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San Francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The first 3/4 of the hike are not difficult, and the views of Anchorage are wonderful. We saw a bear and a moose in the first 1/4 mile which was an unexpected thrill. The last 1/4 mile is scree and you have to scramble up using your hands as well as your feet. It was much more challenging that the... More 

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

OK, 2/3 are a mountain trail. But, oh that remaining 1/3. Challenging is putting it mildly. Very exhilarating, and even scary at some times. The final climb is not for the faint of heart. Not only is it very steep, but the path is not clearly defined. Each climber seems to find his/hers own path. Having said all that, I... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We used our own GPS to find Flattop mountain. It took us to the "Other" side. Not knowingly, we parked and climbed the mountain. Our son, 18 scaled the mountain, although it was not easy, the rest of us made it about half way. A few minutes after we returned to our car, a large Moose galloped past us. Awesome!!!!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The work involved in getting to the top was well worth it. As a 69 year old man with some issues with acrophobia, there were a couple of times I've considered giving up. However, as one of three adults chaperoning a group of high school seniors, there was some pride involved. The last section is a scramble over rocks at... More 

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Dexter, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Daughters did the flat top trail. Wife and I did the easy walk to the Anchorage overlook. Very busy place. Parking can be challenging. Views are absolutely AWESOME though!

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Longmont, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It isn't the longest of hikes or the largest elevation gain you'll find, but you'd better be in pretty good shape to get to the top and take a picture with the flag. If/when you do make it all the way up, the view is priceless! That said, there are a number of places to stop prior to the top... More 

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