Flattop Trail HikeCurrently Open
Though it’s less than a mile high, this is still the most climbed and popular mountain in the entire state. What Flattop lacks in stature, it makes up for in sheer variety. Once you’ve reached the parking lot at the end of the trail from the Glen Alps Rest area, it’s just a 400 metre hiking ascent to the top. And from there, the panoramic views are to die for – Anchorage, Denali, Mount Foraker, and Mount Spurr are all spread out around you. Popular activities include hiking, climbing, berry picking, paragliding, and backcountry skiing. During the summer and winter solstices, it’s a habit of the locals to come and camp at the summit.
There are more challenging hikes to be had from the parking lot though; for example, the 5 miles to Williwaw Lake, or the 5.5 miles climb to Wolverine Peak. The Blueberry Loop, also begun from here, is the most hiked trail in Alaska… but do not try it in winter – avalanches are a real danger.
- A lot of hiking is required.
- Free visit
- Flattop Mountain Shuttle from Downtown 4th and C
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53.17% of people who visit Anchorage include Flattop Trail Hike in their plan
4 PM - 5 PM
42.86% of people start their Flattop Trail Hike visit around 4 PM - 5 PM
People usually take around 6 Hrs to see Flattop Trail Hike
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Flattop Trail Hike
People normally also visit Eagle River Nature Center while planning their trip to Flattop Trail Hike.