Flattop Trail Hike, Anchorage

Flattop Trail Hike, Anchorage - Address

Address: Glen Alps Trailhead Rest Area, Glen Alps Road, Anchorage, AK 99516, United States

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Time Required: 06:00 Hrs

Timings: 24-hrs Details

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About Flattop Trail Hike, Anchorage

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.

Flattop Trail Hike Information

  • A lot of hiking is required.

Flattop Trail Hike Ticket Prices

  • Free visit

How To reach Flattop Trail Hike by Public Transport

  • Flattop Mountain Shuttle from Downtown 4th and C

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