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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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Lower Dewey Lake
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16 Completed 6 Reviews

Steep. But fun. Totally worth it if you have the chance

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Carter Lake Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

This is a very nice trail. Just off the road with easy parking at the trailhead and a different world within five minutes of hiking. The presence of bears - whether or not seen - makes it s more pronounced hike.

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Deer Mountain Trail
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5 Completed 3 Reviews

Born and raised in Ketchikan, Alaska, and I still enjoy hiking up this beautiful mountain! The reward is worth the struggle, because it really is breathe-taking. The beginning of the trail is a bit rugged, tall steps, and a lot of switch backs w/o much view, but after the first lookout you are home free! It only gets better from there.
If you are on a cruise ship and only have limited time, I would recommend taking a cab up to the trailhead just to make sure you have enough time to reach the top!
Enjoy!

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China Poot Lake Trail
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10 Completed 5 Reviews

Got to trail head via boat ride from Homer. Beautiful, serene, long hike in to a solitary cabin and peaceful lake. Make sure to reserve cabin in advance. There are bears on the trail so be alert! Be sure to bring a water filter-filtered water out of a glacial stream-so pure and fleshing! Be prepared for Mosquitos-they were everywhere!!!!!!

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O'Malley Peak
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9 Completed 6 Reviews

My favorite peak in the Front Range. It looks scarier than it actually is, with a long run or hike up to the Ballfields, and then a tough scree climb to get to the back side. This is, of course, followed by an endless series of false peaks to get to the actual peak, but the views are so worth it!

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Prospect Heights Trail
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9 Completed 6 Reviews

Good trailhead, with several good options for short hikes and runs among the various loops there.

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Wolverine Peak
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9 Completed 6 Reviews

One of my favorite runs in the Front Range. Easy access and a well-defined trail. Punishing uphill that never seems to relent, and then a fun, fast downhill.

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Flattop Mountain
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9 Completed 6 Reviews

Nice, easy access trail. Plenty of parking and a well-made trail up for most of the way.

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The Ramp
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9 Completed 6 Reviews

Great peak with amazing views. A couple of fun ways to get to it, my favorite is taking Power Line until you are almost at the pass, and then turning left and go up the saddle between Avalanche and The Wedge. Follow a goat trail above Ship Lake and the continue up to the top of The Ramp.

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Middle Fork Loop and Hillside Trails
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9 Completed 6 Reviews

Excellent trail, especially in the mid-summertime when the wildflowers are out. Be mindful of bears and moose, especially on the eastern half of the loop.

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