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

hiking
6 days ago

So living in anchorage I usually avoid this trailhead. It attracts lots of tourists so it’s a little overcrowded for my taste, but still a great hike. I went mid day during some crappy weather, and so glad I did! Not many people were around and the “rain” was just light showers that would come and go and the clouds would part, didn’t even need my hood on..yet anyway. Beautiful colors since it’s towards the end of fall, steady incline in the beginning but i wouldn’t say it’s too hard. Lots of stairs before hitting the rock climbing. There was snow at the time and started snowing while I
Was up there. Absolutely amazing and glad I took my chance. Still had nice views when the clouds would part. The hike was just a blast

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13 days ago

Great trail, watch your step and bring water
views are amazing

19 days ago

Highly-trafficked but very accessable. bring a hat and jacket for the top as it can get very windy! Great views on the Inlet and beyond on a nice day. I recommend doing this trail as a sunset hike, bring a headlamp and avoid to crowds for a golden-hour view of the Chugach. It isn't a long hike but it is moderately strenuous during the last ascent. Make a day of it and explore the ridge lines beyond Flattop towards Ptarmigan

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1 month ago

awesome trail with incredible views

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1 month ago

Sweet trail. Tough near the top. Awesome views!

1 month ago

Fantastic trail and the views are incredible.

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