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Flattop Mountain Trail, Anchorage

Categories: Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
4.7/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web
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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  • A lot more strenuous that we thought. We are both experienced hikers but there was a lot of scrambling to get to the top. Highly recommend it if you have the stamina to get there. 
  • A hike near anchorage, this is one of them. I would recommend going on a clear day. We went on a foggy day or maybe we had low clouds. Never the less... It was still a nice hike. There are a couple di...  read more »
  • We were in Anchorage on a drizzly afternoon in late August and had heard great things about Flattop Mountain. We found directions online (they aren't obvious) and headed up to the parking lot area. Th...  read more »
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