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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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  • Incredible walk. The "steps" presented on this steep trail can be challenging! I did not make it to the top, as a bit out of shape, but breathtaking views of Anchorage and the bay just the same!!! 
  • Excellent day trip of hiking and sight seeing. Breath taking view at the top. Keep eyes open, you never know what great creatures you will come upon. 
  • The trail up Flattop Mountain has been greatly improved over the years. It is a steep walk, but a safe walk wit an unbelievable reward at the top. Do lock your car and put valuables out of site.