Flattop Trail Hike

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  • Address: Glen Alps Trailhead Rest Area, Glen Alps Road, Anchorage, AK 99516, United States
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 06:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Mountain, Trail, View Point, Hiking Trail, Walking Area, Family And Kids, Adventure, Adventure Sport, Lake, Peak, Nature

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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  • Flattop Trail Hike Address: Glen Alps Trailhead Rest Area, Glen Alps Road, Anchorage, AK 99516, United States
  • Flattop Trail Hike Timing: 24-hrs
  • Flattop Trail Hike Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Flattop Trail Hike(preferred time): 07:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Flattop Trail Hike: 06:00 Hrs
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  • 53.17% of people who visit Anchorage include Flattop Trail Hike in their plan

  • 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

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

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.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures