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Flattop Mountain Trail

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Address: 13229 Glen Alps Road, Anchorage, AK 99516
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Gorgeous views from the top

This hike is no joke. We are from Florida and not used to the elevation, but we definitely enjoyed ourselves. The first part of the hike is easy, but if you want to go all the way... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2016
Amy L
Orlando, Florida
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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

This hike is no joke. We are from Florida and not used to the elevation, but we definitely enjoyed ourselves. The first part of the hike is easy, but if you want to go all the way to the top, prepare to basically rock climb. So so worth it when you get up there, the views are incredible. Would not... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

This is not easy to find so o your homework before you set out. Parking can be problematic on the weekends and we saw lots of cars resorting to parking on the road- in no parking areas. If you park in the car park there is an all day $5.00 fee. The trails are wonderful. There are several routes to... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

Flattop Mountain is a short drive from Anchorage, and an easy climb with an amazing view of Anchorage!

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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

This was a difficult trail if you go all the way to the top where you have to climb the rocks. The view was so worth all the hard work we did. Take your time and bring plenty of water. When you get the top, it's nice to bring your lunch and rest and eat up at the top. We... More 

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Baldock, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 July 2016

An interesting trail although quite steep but well maintained. Great views from the top but consider it of moderate difficulty due to the ascent. Saw wildlife (moose) and great views of Anchorage and surrounds.

Thank Jayne G
Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

Popular walking trail for fit people; can be difficult toward the top. I'm in my 70's and don't tackle the last piece anymore. Wonderful views, can be lots of hikers. Parking gets crowded on warm, busy days. Well worth the hike and a great workout. Park honor system for parking fee.

Thank Janice M
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Reviewed 2 July 2016

The view at the top of the flat mountain is beautiful. The trail is a little bit hard and long, bring water and comfortable shoes. It is only 30 mins away from Downtown Anchorage and the views are totally worth the walk

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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 1 July 2016

When we did this hike, there were snowy and icy patches in various parts of the trail so it was slippery and also muddy. The views were really nice even from the first few lookout points. But incredible scenery from the top. Going up higher got a bit challenging but if you are used to hiking, this is not bad.... More 

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Reviewed 28 June 2016

It's a little hard to find the parking lot for this trail at Glenn Alps, but once you do, it is a great place to hike with the family. Off of the Seward Highway south, take the Huffman exit. Follow Huffman Road nearly to the end and make a right turn on Toilsome Hill Drive. Toilsome Hill will take you... More 

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Kamloops, Canada
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

A buddy wanted to go up here for a "quick" hike after dinner. Right........ Where do all of these superfit Alaskans come from - this is a strenuous hike (For anyone from BC anyways, and we hike) and the rock climbing at the end - wow! That being said, the Alaskans were bringing kids, DOGS, (some people packing them) and... More 

Thank Craig S

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