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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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Wolverine Peak
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

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Flattop Mountain
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7 Completed 7 Reviews

I've done this trail more times than I can count. Because the high traffic during summer forget about seeing any wildlife. This trail offers a wonderfully view of Anchorage, but I would say this trail is moderate, compared to Alaska's less traveled trails. It is steep, and toward the very top one might have to climb a bit. In winter the trail is non-apparent so use whatever method of snow shoeing you prefer, and during winter it's pretty quite with very few on the mountain.

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Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
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7 Completed 7 Reviews

I run and bike sections of this trail daily, both in winter and summer. It's a fun trail that takes you through several parks and is highly traveled on. In summer this is a tourist trail filled with lots of traffic, but in winter it becomes a groomed snow trail. It not only host walkers, runners, and cyclist, but also cross country skiers in winter. It is a jewel of the city of Anchorage, and well worth the time to check out. If your just visiting Anchorage and not wanting to do the full 11 miles, I recommend starting in the park all the way down on 5th st. It's right down the hill after the captain cook hotel. After that follow the path down to the tunnel and follow that trail tail you hit the lake. It's maybe 3 miles there and back, but it's a good section just to stroll.

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Flattop Mountain
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6 Completed 7 Reviews

There is a paved trail beside Flattop Mountain (3500 ft or so). It's easy to walk that and really great views. The mountain itself was a blast and you have to be in decent shape to complete it. There are 3 tiers to the mountain and the thrid being the most difficult. Great views along the way but you better have H2O and good shoes/boots. Take your time and take a breather along the way as there are several spots to just relax and take a few pics.

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Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
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6 Completed 7 Reviews

A lot of fun. You can rent a bike and cruise the trail that's about 10 miles long. Fair amount of people on the trail and a mix between walkers/bikers/runners. Word to the wise, wear long pants and long shirts. The mosquito is the state bird. They are everywhere. But the views to the open ocean are great.

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McHugh Peak
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15 Completed 5 Reviews

The minute you start hiking it's amazing. there are two bridges to walk over that aren't high at all. the path can be a bit scary. kinda steep (have good boots). the view is amazing!!!!!

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Flattop Mountain
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15 Completed 5 Reviews

amazing view of anchorage once at the top. every time I've gone moose are near by so be carful. Not to difficult. Be ready to take pictures!

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Flattop Mountain
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5 Completed 5 Reviews

Lots of trails all year. I like to drive up during sunsets and hike with a camera.

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Wolverine Peak
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5 Completed 5 Reviews

Great views and trails bring a snack and some water.

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Flattop Mountain
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6 Completed 2 Reviews

Great hike with an awesome payoff! It's easy for a good while then will increasingly become more challenging toward the end. I certainly would not consider it difficult until towards the top

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