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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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Byron Glacier Trail
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5 Completed 1 Reviews

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Slaughter Gulch (First Outlook)
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Slaughter gulch is a beutiful hike steep with sharp rocks with a few awesome camp spots. I hiked to the summit in about an hour. Breath taking vew at the top.

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Flume trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Loved this trail while we were in port May 2013.

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Chilkoot Pass Trail
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3 Completed 2 Reviews

My son and I hiked this trail back in late August 2013. It was an amazing experience. Being a history geek, I found myself in awe as we traveled the route of the Stampeders of 1897-99. Because it was our first time and we wanted to absorb every part of the trail we hiked it in a very leisurely 5 days. We did a lot of standing around though, particularly on the last 3 days. I think 4 days is about right for someone with the same mind set as me, though It can easily be done in 3. Apart from the history, the trail offers jaw dropping scenery, particularly when you get over the pass. There is a string of pristine alpine lakes, rivers, glaciers, and incredible greenery impossible to describe. I hope I get an opportunity to hike it again someday.

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Historic Iditarod (Crow Pass) Trail
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6 Completed 1 Reviews

Amazing hike! We traveled from Girdwood to Eagle River in July of 2013. Overall the trail is easy to follow and not to hard to complete. It's long but can be done in one day. I would highly recommend taking two days and spending the night on the trail, truly enjoy it.

There are two water crossings, so check the weather conditions prior to heading out.

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West Glacier Trail
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140 Completed 141 Reviews

The hike wasn't bad, and you get a FANTASTIC view of the glacier. This was a wonderful experience while visiting Alaska. For a better view, many will kayak in the lake up to the glacier, which I'll definitely be doing if I'm back!

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Flattop Mountain
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8 Completed 3 Reviews

If you are experienced you can go off the trail onto the ridge that follows the river right to a waterfall. Pretty rough hike to it though.

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Deer Mountain Trail
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5 Completed 5 Reviews

Great trail and one of my favorites hikes in Alaska. The whole time going up your doing incline lunges and it is a moderate hike. Beautiful area and scenery. Don't forget to get the fish and chips after you've completed it.

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Powerline Trail
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7 Completed 3 Reviews

If you have decent snow, park a car at Hilltop Ski Area or Prospect heights and start at Flat Top to access PowerLine trail to north. Four hour ski. At Prospect, head toward stopsign in at road to find trail down to Hilltop. Fun!

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Kennecott Mines
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7 Completed 3 Reviews

This is in Copper River region, but over 100 miles southeast of Copper Center within the Wrangell St.Elias National Park. From the footbridge in Mc Carthy, hike on the road a half mile east, head north. Around a turn to the airport, less than a mile, take Old Wagon trail on left. It parallels the road.
Total about 4.5 miles to the mines in Kennicott.
Go past the mill buildings along the wagon trail on east side of glaciers. Cross two strams, with footbridges, to hike to abandoned Erie mines, another few miles.
Good mountain biking for first 6 miles, gentle slope up. Then, becomes too narrow with glacial till and sharp inclines off trail. Access trails to climb on glacier. At Jumbo Creek can get under glacier, but it's hazardous on warm afternoons especially.

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