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Flattop Mountain Trail

Anchorage, AK

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Flattop Mountain Trail is a 3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Anchorage, AK that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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Recent Reviews

on Tony Knowles Coastal Trai...
2 days ago

walking
39 Completed36 Reviews

Tons of people on the trail, great views, easy, family friendly, nice place to go just to hang out

on Flattop Mountain Trail
3 days ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

Beautiful views but very crowded.

on Tony Knowles Coastal Trai...
3 days ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

on O'Malley Peak Trail
3 days ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

on Flattop Mountain Trail
6 days ago

6 Completed8 Reviews

on Flattop Mountain Trail
6 days ago

6 Completed8 Reviews

on Flattop Mountain Trail
6 days ago

6 Completed8 Reviews

on O'Malley Peak Trail
6 days ago

hiking
7 Completed8 Reviews

Great hike. Challenging at times due to loose rock terrain toward the peak. Other than that, it's a blast to hike. Gorgeous views at the summit. Probably one of my favorite hikes in the Anchorage bowl. Took me about 4 hours from the parking lot to the summit and back to complete.

on Powerline to Hidden Lake ...
6 days ago

hiking
7 Completed8 Reviews

It's a fun hike. Powerline pass always has gorgeous scenery. The hike is pretty easy, mostly level until the very end. Not one of my favorites in the Anchorage bowl, but it's a good short hike. Usually takes me about 3 hours to complete the whole thing from the parking lot to the lake and back. The terrain is just a rocky/dirt path, fairly easy to navigate.

on Wolverine Peak Trail
7 days ago

hiking
7 Completed8 Reviews

This is one of my favorite hikes in the Anchorage bowl. It's a great trek up to the peak and a phenomenal view as well. The terrain varies, it goes between dirt and loose rock, but nothing too difficult. It took me about 4 hours to complete the hike from parking lot to peak and back, that being said, we ran a lot of the trail the way back down. Also, there are quite a few mountain goats in the area and a plane crash site off to the side of the trail near the peak. It's consistently windy near the top, so bring a jacket! Overall, it's a great hike.

on Flattop Mountain Trail
8 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

on Flattop Mountain Trail
10 days ago

7 Completed5 Reviews

I gave it four stars for the lack of trail maintenance. The last 500 ft is a scrabble because the trail disappears and the gravel is very slippery. We found a spur off to the right that was longer but much lass hazardous. And we used it coming down too after taking a peek at the slippery middle straight down.

The view is awesome but you don't have to go to the top to see that. You can look over the back side from the top.

This is a hard trail because of hazardous footing and a lot of elevation change. Not recommended for small children and small dogs.

on Rendezvous Peak Trail
11 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

on Hillside lighted loop
13 days ago

hiking
10 Completed5 Reviews

Did this trail when I was pregnant

on Flattop Mountain Trail
13 days ago

hiking
2 Completed2 Reviews

Great views of Anchorage and the mountain range to the south of Anchorage. This is a relatively short hike compared to the many trail options in the area. It is popular and highly recommended to people visiting Alaska, but on that note it does have a lot of visitors hiking on the trail. The end has a fun beginner rock climb to reach the top. It is easy enough that some people were climbing in flip flops. Reaching the top gives you a sense of accomplishment. The top has excellent views and it is worth the effort to tackle this trail.

on Wolverine Peak Trail
13 days ago

hiking
2 Completed2 Reviews

It took us about 6 hours to hike the to the peak and back. It is hard going up but at midway there is a flat landing that has a great view. If you struggled getting this far don't give up, you can make it, and it is definitely worth going the rest of the way. At this point you can see the finish line which provides the extra motivation needed to reach it. Pace yourself and take breaks as needed, but it is a great way to spend the day and create some lifelong memories. I believe the best way to invest your time is in experiences and this full trip is worth every moment.

on Kincaid Trails
16 days ago

hiking
12 Completed10 Reviews

Great trail if you are looking for something quick and in the city. The trailhead is on the left of the parking lot. I made a wrong turn and did my own loop in the park. There are lot's of options! Watch out for the bikers and have fun!

on Wolverine Peak Trail
16 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

It took us 6 hours to hike it..9.5 miles total to the peak..It was a fun hike but hard going up...definately worth it!

on Campbell Creek Trail
17 days ago

road biking
-264 Completed4 Reviews

I grew up on this trail. Great for walking, fishing, and biking.

on Flattop Mountain Trail
20 days ago

hiking
2 Completed2 Reviews

Amazing views