Flattop Mountain Trail

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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 offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1607 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

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2 days ago

Fun trail with fantastic views. Lots of people and dogs (and poop) on this trail. Blueberries, crow berries and even a few twisted stalk berries in mid August.

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14 days ago

first hike in Anchorage/Alaska and was a great choice. I'd say moderate to hard not on difficulty but just on the steepness of the grade with some more bouldering to finish at the top. quick and great views of Anchorage if the weather is generous

15 days ago

Nice little hike with a bit of a difficult scramble at the end, but totally worth the view at the top! Good amount of wildlife including moose, unfortunately it is very highly trafficked and peoples' music/noise sort of spoiled the nature for us. Good hike for those wanting to get into some more difficult climbs!

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22 days ago

Great trail for athletic dogs and humans. The trail is split into 3 main parts. The beginning is straight forward and basic, there is about a half mile of railroad ties, followed by a place to rest, there is then a rock scramble until the top of the mountain. Overall- a great trail for a moderately experienced hiker.

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24 days ago

Go when visibility is good, otherwise you are just out for a hike when the reward at the top is the near 360 degree view of Cook Inlet, surrounding mountains, volcanoes, Anchorage and beyond. There is a fee for parking, but it is very convenient and credit cards can be used for the small fee. There is also a webcam of the parking lot to check availability of parking. Get out early, even if its a little cool because the parking lot and trail can get busy. Many tourists will come up and walk out to the lookout area which has a nice path and can be walked by anyone. The trail splits off in two directions for those wanting a longer hike back into the valley.

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25 days ago

It's bringing the best out of you very quickly. I enjoyed the view while walking though it was a pretty cloudy day. Almost no visibility at the top at these days, you better choose sunny and blue sky when you go. With rain it get's quite slippery the higher you get. Really recommandable though

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