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Flattop Mountain

Anchorage, AK

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Flattop Mountain is a 3 mile out and back trail located near Anchorage, Alaska and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking & trail running and is accessible from June until August. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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Recent Reviews

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Tracy Arm
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7 Completed 3 Reviews

Spectacular scenery. Amazing view

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Top of the World Highway
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32 Completed 4 Reviews

The road from Dawson City, YT to the road intersection south of TOK has many places to look at the beautiful scenery. The area is especially desolate and there are few facilities along the drive. The town of Chicken has some interesting art, a music festival, mining artifacts, and the standard tourist paraphernalia - and a real funky little bar. The road is packed clay on the Canadian side and paved and degraded paved on the American side and can be quite messy when the weather is bad - which is often. There are some small side hikes but the really spectacular scenery is a long way off with no real access from the road.

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Top of the World Highway
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32 Completed 4 Reviews

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Pioneer Ridge
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7 Completed 2 Reviews

Great trail
Not confusing at all. Message me for info. Peak 2 next year!!

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Carlanna Lake Trail
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5 Completed 4 Reviews

Very Well maintained and easy to hike .
Great vistas all around !

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Kenai River Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Took the kids last weekend and had a great time. Breathtaking views and gorgeous weather. Not difficult for my young boys but still a good workout. Maintained trails. A woman in the parking lot had seen a brown bear but we missed it.

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Granite Creek Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Beautiful trail! Lots of wildlife!

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Gavan Hill Trail
by Bill Toney

4 Completed 1 Reviews

Awesome hike. This beautifully maintained trail starts near downtown Sitka and climbs the hill overlooking town. The trailhead is at the end of Baranof Street. It's a strenuous climb. If you hike far enough (I think about 5 miles) there is a warming hut to escape the rain.

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Fuller Lakes and Skyline Traverse
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Completed the Skyline Ridge Traverse yesterday, August 24, 2014, with a friend. We are young women of normal health who have regular moderate activity. We embraced the mystery of the Mystery Hills and left with a way-too-scaled-out topographic chart, a compass, a GPS which died halfway and sneakers instead of real hiking footwear. It was a rainy morning, so we took our time and reached the Fuller Lakes Trailhead at 10:30am. One black bear spotted on the WSW hillside. Past Upper Fuller Lake, we found that someone had placed some orange and then pink trail blazes. There is one bright pink rock that is a good visual for someone coming down from the ridge trying to find the trail to Fuller Lakes. We cut up the mountainside and found it to be mossy and intriguing and we took our time reaching the ridge. The trail blazes stopped appearing. The wind was steady and pushy; we trudged forth with very wet sneakered feet and prepared to mount the first peak. The wind was out of the SW and sent sharp raindrops into our faces. At this time, the GPS showed we had averaged a pace of about 2.2 mph. We only got slower from there. Even in the cloudy rain, the views we were granted were great and worth the wet feet. The moss and lichen was soft footing and the mystery hills unfolded around us as the weather moved in an out. Since we didn't, in fact, know how long this hike was to be, we had a number of false ideas about when we might reach the Skyline Trail to descend. After a grand total of 3 major climbs (which does not include the lesser climbs) we found some more pink trail blazes and then 2 young men signing in the "I was here" book in the orange ammo box at the top of the Skyline hike. This was at 7:00pm. We also signed the book and had a slippery trip down to the lot which we reached at 8:30pm. We never sped up and probably moved at 1.9 mph. We took many snack breaks and even took time to prepare hot coffee on a rainy ridge. The GPS died probably at somewhere near to halfway and told us we had gone almost 7.8 miles in over 5 hours. As a best guess, I'd say we walked 13 miles. I will do this hike again with fully charged GPS batteries and, even though the mystery of the hike is refreshing, I'll report back a real mileage when I can.

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Flattop Mountain
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Came up here with my uncle for an afternoon hike. He only went to the first saddle and left me to carry on by myself. AWESOME view of Anchorage. Would recommend to teens and up because some parts of the trail were loose shale and granite and I saw at least five people trip and eat it. Overall, fun hour'ish long trip and good for tourists because of relative ease

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