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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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  • Doing the trail in the winter is not easy, please be prepared with proper clothing and overall gear. Good footwear is a must. Trust me, the climb is definitely worth it. When you get to the top you ge...  more »
  • I am in town for business and really did not have a choice as to the day and time of the visit. I am certain that December is the wrong time to visit. The wind was howling and it was covered in a shee...  more »
  • This is every Anchoreageite's first "moauntain climb". It takes me just an hour to ascend, but you need to wear good footwear, bring raingear just case, water, and a camera because the views are magni...  more »

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