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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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Flattop Mountain

Anchorage, AK

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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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McHugh Peak
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Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
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6 Completed 6 Reviews

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Flattop Mountain
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6 Completed 6 Reviews

Great view! It's pretty tough but once you get to the top.. It's magnificent

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Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
by Carl V

10 Completed 7 Reviews

Great paved bike trail. Great to watch sunsets, planes, whales, Northern Lights.

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Flattop Mountain
by Carl V

10 Completed 7 Reviews

Great views, great experience. Some steep climbing involved. A must-do when in Anchorage.

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Flattop Mountain
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

Really fun. There was a lot of traffic along the trail, but everyone was really friendly. Unbelievable views from the top. A must do, if you are around anchorage.

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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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Flattop Mountain
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

It was a good hike with nice views for most of the trail. This was my first hike in Alaska, the top portion seemed to have no clear trail and was a free for all to the top.

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Flattop Mountain
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19 Completed 11 Reviews

If you live in Anchorage its a great after work hike, which I did often.

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