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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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  • We drove up to the parking area to find it's a major hike up to the top. You need to be in very good physical shape to conquer this event which time has passed my knees and youth by. However it is a n...  more »
  • We went up the trail with my wife and two friends. I am 73 years old so I had some concern about hiking this mountain. Our wives stopped about 150 yards from the top but Larry and I continued up to th...  more »
  • The trail leading to the summit was scenic and beautiful. But would not recommend going during colder seasons or else wear winter jacket and good hiking shoes. Not recommended for the not physically f...  more »