Flattop Trail Hike, Anchorage

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  • Address: Glen Alps Trailhead Rest Area, Glen Alps Road, Anchorage, AK 99516, United States
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 06:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Mountain, Trail, View Point, Hiking Trail, Walking Area, Family And Kids, Adventure, Adventure Sport, Lake, Peak, Nature
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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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  • 14.11% of people who visit Anchorage include Flattop Trail Hike in their plan

  • 39.41% of people plan their visit to Flattop Trail Hike between 4 PM - 5 PM

  • People usually take around 6 Hrs to see Flattop Trail Hike

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95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Flattop Trail Hike

People normally club together Alaska Native Heritage Center and Potter Marsh while planning their visit to Flattop Trail Hike.

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