Flattop Mountain Trail

HARD 106 reviews
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Flattop Mountain Trail is a 3.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Anchorage, AK 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.

3.4 miles 1616 feet Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

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.

hiking
2 months ago

Fun, quick and you get great views. The rocks make for an enjoyable scramble.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

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.

2 months ago

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

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.

3 months ago

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!

3 months ago

Loved this hike. Little slick on the way down and it was a little bit of a challenge. Met really great people. Excellent choice

hiking
3 months ago

Definitely a lot of climbing if your not used to it. Not terribly difficult

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

4 months ago

beautiful hike and views. awesome to pick and eat wild blueberries along the way!

4 months ago

I've hike this trail more times than I can count. It's a 5 on must do but really just a 3 for difficulty.... Depending on how in or out of shape you are and weather conditions could play a factor.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful trail with amazing views. Their are multiple trails on Flattop. Make sure your ready to walk uphill on some trails. There is so much to see so bring your camera! Great trail for the family and dogs. Make sure you are bear and moose aware.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful views but very crowded.

4 months ago

4 months ago