Flattop Mountain Trail is a 3.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Anchorage, Alaska that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Fantastic views from the top! Moderately hard for the first 2/3rds and then the last bit is rocky and straight up. There's a sign that says pets not recommended past this point. We didn't listen. Our dog did fine going up, but was terrified going down.
Fun, quick and you get great views. The rocks make for an enjoyable scramble.
A local favorite. Some of the best views in the area, a well marked and pretty heavily traveled trail. I've done it in the middle of winter and in the middle of summer and both seasons offer a different type of hike.
Just hiked this yesterday in the rain. Bring layers. Had to take off the fleece jacket under my rain jacket to hike up but I definitely needed it up on top and wore it on the way down. Even in the rain it was fun. My calves got a good workout. Like everyone else said you are using your hands at the end to climb the rocks to the top. The view would have been better on a sunny day but it was still awesome to be up there and lookout. We were above the low lying clouds which was cool.
One of my favorites! Good year-round, just make sure your hands are free as you'll need to use them to scramble at the top. Top is usually windy (cold!) no matter the season, so bring a jacket. Ice axe is helpful when the snow is thick, katulahs all winter. Go on to Peak 2 and 3 if you are up for more adventure!
Loved this hike. Little slick on the way down and it was a little bit of a challenge. Met really great people. Excellent choice
Definitely a lot of climbing if your not used to it. Not terribly difficult