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Flattop Mountain Trail, Anchorage

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Reward yourself with some of the best views in Alaska on Flattop Mountain Trail. Located in the Chugach State Park, Flattop is one the most popular and frequently explored areas in the state. The hiking trail takes you to the top of the mountain where, on a clear day, you can see as far as Mt. McKinley. The trail is 2.7 km (1.7 mi) long in one direction, with an elevation gain of 396 m (1,300 ft). While the first half of the trail climbs gradually, the second half is much steeper and may require some rock-climbing skills. The trail has no accessible water source, so be sure to bring enough water, as well as a windproof jacket for the strong winds at the peak. With our custom trip planner, Anchorage attractions like Flattop Mountain Trail can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • We took this opportunity to climb a mountain and it was exhilarating! They took us in a van and give you a time plan as well as tips and advice. But overall, you just follow the trail to the summit of...  more »
  • The hike to the summit of Flattop Mountain enables hikers to get a fantastic panoramic view of the Chugach Mountains and Downtown Anchorage. It cost five dollars ($5.00) to park per day. The hike is a...  more »
  • It was a tough hike. The first couple miles are not too bad with plenty of steps. The bad part is the trail doesn't seem to be kept up. There are railroad ties that are leaning forward, so it make the...  more »
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