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Flattop Mountain Trail, Anchorage

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Hiking Trail
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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  • There are some great trails around Flattop Mountain. Just south of Anchorage, you can be in the middle of nowhere. Powerline Pass Trail starts at the base of Flattop and continues through the valley a...  more »
  • It is beautiful up there: Beautiful sunset and city view. It is not far from downtown, worth the drive.  more »
  • So, hiking in the winter, deep snow, is way harder than hiking in the summer. I was not exactly prepared for the difficulty level and only made it 3/4 of the way up but even from where I stopped the v...  more »