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Flattop Mountain Trail

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Address: 13229 Glen Alps Road, Anchorage, AK 99516
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US$345.00*
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Private Tour: Anchorage 3-Hour Tour
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US$49.00*
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Anchorage City Tour with Optional Alaska Native Heritage Center Upgrade

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Close to Town and well traveled

Not a lot of place like this one. And if you are a Paraglider Pilot then its like your own backyard play park. Excellent views and different levels of hiking.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Toulouse, France
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Toulouse, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not a lot of place like this one. And if you are a Paraglider Pilot then its like your own backyard play park. Excellent views and different levels of hiking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Incredible walk. The "steps" presented on this steep trail can be challenging! I did not make it to the top, as a bit out of shape, but breathtaking views of Anchorage and the bay just the same!!!

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Fitchburg, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent day trip of hiking and sight seeing. Breath taking view at the top. Keep eyes open, you never know what great creatures you will come upon.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The trail up Flattop Mountain has been greatly improved over the years. It is a steep walk, but a safe walk wit an unbelievable reward at the top. Do lock your car and put valuables out of site.

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St. Helena Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have time for only one hike in the Anchorage area, make it this one. Challenging but the views and overall experience are worth it!

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Indy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

I arrived early and paid for the parking. I would consider the first part of the hike easy to moderate. The trail is in good shape. However, as I got higher up, and being the only one on the trail in that area, I found it hard to see where the trail was. I definitely got off trail coming down,... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Chanced upon this place while hunting for place to watch Aurora. At first we were reluctant to drive up Toilsome Hill Drive road because the road was slippery (although we were driving a 4WD). After some thoughts, we gave it a try and drive slowly on the icy road up the hill in the middle of the night. The view... More 

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Fairfield, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

It was a short trail with amazing views. I did it about 5 days after the first snow and no joke, almost the entire hike was icy and slippery. Once you get closer to the top, be careful because with enough snow, the trail is hard to find and you may have to climb a little. Once at the top,... More 

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Chichester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

So many trails to take! Pay $5 to park in the State Park area, then watch the sun rise or set, hike a liitle or a lot to the top or further up powerline pass! Awesome views of the city and mountains

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Flattop Mountain is well marked hiking trail in vicinity of Anchorage (20 min drive from the downtown). The trail is easy to hike yet last couple of hundred meters might be challengable for small children and seniors. It is quite windy at the top. The view is awarding, worth of all efforts.

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