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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. Plan to visit Flattop Mountain Trail during your Anchorage vacation using our convenient Anchorage tour planner.
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  • August 13, 2017
    This is a reasonably long hike (took us 3.5 hours) that is close to Anchorage and is a good choice for those looking for a day hike. The last section is a rock scramble that can be scary or impassable...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Though that is hardly to say "the best". It is steep in places and the scramble to the top requires some respect and caution. The reward is great views of the city, inlet, and powerline pass. Consider...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Been in Alaska 34 years and never went there. Wish we had sooner. Very beautiful and perfect for all levels of hiking. Perfect to take a tourist family friends.  more »

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