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Flattop Mountain Trail is a 3.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Anchorage, Alaska that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 3.3 mi Elevation gain 1,430 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Nature trips

Bird watching

Running

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Muddy

Rocky

Scramble

Snow

No shade

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This is an awesome hike in Anchorage with incredible views the whole way up! Note: Near the summit is a rock climb and with the snow it can be very tricky and dangerous. If you have young kids wait until the end of May or beginning of June to go.

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Reviews (927)
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Recordings (569)
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Joe Daniels
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Hiking

Sick trail! Hardest steep peak at the the last 20 minutes! :)

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Charmaine Gutierrez
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HikingNo shade

The views on top are breathtaking, but definitely not a beginner level hike, For me it is moderate to difficult.

Adolph Garcia
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Hiking

It was a good evening hike forgot to turn on the record guess I will have to go back

Daniel Wood
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Amazing hike! great views of Anchorage, sleeping lady, and more. It is a difficult hike. Like everyone else's said, it gets tricky at the end with the rock climbing- espically coming down, so be warned. I would call this hike difficult. It's not "strenuous", but I wouldn't call it "moderate", either.

Michael Bryan
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HikingRocky

Great Hike. Easy if you keep to the trails minus the final climb.

Amy Silverbush
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Kate Wolanin
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HikingNo shadeRockyScramble

Awesome hike as always, but the wind today was rough at the top!! My two large dogs did just fine on the scramble, but it can be a bit steep.

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Joseph steger
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Hiking

forgot to record half way down! lol

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Megan Maloney
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HikingOff trailRockyScramble

It was crazy windy at the top. Also it’s was sort of difficult to find a distinguishable trail in the rocky area. But proper footing and taking your time, it’s so worth it! No one made fun of me when I fell or took a wrong turn

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Wesley Williams
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Hiking

Amazing Views at the top! One of my favorite hiking trials in Anchorage Alaska. Sometimes there’s a lot of people at the beginning but keep hiking up to the top

Siaosi Li'o
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Love this hike. Do it every year.

Kaley Gage
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ryan c.
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Lynda MacPherson-Mains
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HikingRocky

Rocky at the top but beautiful hike. Wish people with dogs would pick up their dog poop and stop leaving the bags of poop along the trail.

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Ariana Salamat
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HikingRocky
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Christian T.
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HikingScramble

Great accessible trail. I did this trail once with my 5 year old son, but was insure if he could make it up the scramble at the end so we returned back. Have now completed a second full run by myself and I will return with him to go to the top now that I have done the route. Great view at the top!

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Alyssa Helland
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HikingFeeRockyScramble

Great trail! This is probably my favorite hike yet. The last bit of it is quite the scramble though as there really is no trail you kind of just have to rock climb to the top. But the rocks are stable, you’re not climbing loose gravel so it is absolutely worth it!

Rachel Hall
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Emily Bena
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HikingGreat!No shadeRocky

Went up the backside of the trail. Really fun! I liked the back trail much better than the front trail.

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