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Flattop Mountain Trail

13229 Glen Alps Rd, Anchorage, AK 99516-6967
+1 907-345-5014
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“rock scramble” (12 reviews)
13229 Glen Alps Rd, Anchorage, AK 99516-6967
+1 907-345-5014
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Reviewed yesterday

My teenagers were able to climb Flat top, but stopped before they reached the top - very difficult. I tried - got about a quarter mile up and couldn't breath, very steep incline and my asthma kicked in. There was a very short walk near...More

Thank 624marykayl
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here on a Sunday-- parking was tough. The trail was very busy until it disappeared. Near the summit it was climb any rock that might work for you and hope you do not get blown off.

Thank drwayneb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a fun quick hike, the trail goes from walking, to steps, to a very easy form of rock climbing. The only down side is finding a parking spot on a busy day (holiday or sunny weekend)

1  Thank eba2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a moderately challenging mountain hike in the summer. I am by no means a regular mountain climber and I survived the hike (in my late 20s, average athletic ability). Many friends from out of state in their 20s-50s were able to conquer it...More

Thank Ashley P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We made it to this mountain by way of a higher one. The was one trail marker at the beginning, but there was not one where there should have been. We went right to a high peaked mountain. We eventually made it to Flattop.

Thank kenracine
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a convenient van that leaves from downtown that takes you up to the trailhead - reasonably priced and with a quick tour of Anchorage included. However, don't believe the "moderate hike" evaluation of the trail. That's for seasoned Alaskans and outdoorsy folks. The...More

Thank Wetravelllots
Reviewed 1 week ago

Like I said, Google took us to the Canyon Road access point and I'm positive thats the side for real climbers. You need to be hydrated, carrying water, and wearing hiking shoes. Yes, you have switchbacks but alot of the climbing was pretty vertical and...More

Thank Elsie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hike and short and strenuous. Last few 100 feet were challenging but the views of Anchorage were well worth the effort

Thank welovetravelalot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hike was a lot of fun even in the rain. However, the last stretch was very steep and all rock. The trip down was very difficult and scary. I took a shuttle to the mountain and everyone said they fell at some point.

Thank kizaren
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an awesome hike. We did it in the rain which may not have been the best decision, the last 1/3rd up a near vertical rock wall with no trail is terrifying for people afraid of heights and new to the area (like me)....More

Thank masadr
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9 August 2016|
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Response from MOG808 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. I was driven there by a friend.
3 August 2016|
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Response from Donna S | Reviewed this property |
It started raining half way up and the clouds were heavy so we saw nothing.
Emily P
18 July 2015|
Response from ShesGotATicketToRide | Reviewed this property |
You can hike the first part of it, but I don't believe it would be safe to go to the top with any sort of child or baby backpack. The top is too steep and footing is unstable. Safety first! :-)