Flattop Mountain Trail

Flattop Mountain shines in the alpenglow with a rainbow in the background. Glen Alps Trailhead at Flattop one of the most accessible trails near Anchorage, Alaska.
1.5 ml
3-4 hr
1280 ft

Best Time of Year: Apr 01 - Sep 30

Hike one of Anchorage's most popular trails, just above Hillside. Flattop Mountain Trail is accessible at the Glen Alps trailhead. This 1.5-mile well-maintained trail has an elevation gain of 1280 feet with a moderately difficult climb to the peak. The location has amazing city and ocean views and is known for watching sunsets and the northern lights.

Dogs: Welcome, on a leash.

Parking: All Chugach State Park trails require a day-use parking pass or parking decal. 

As with all trails in Alaska, hikers should be prepared, dress in layers, and bring plenty of water, snacks, sunscreen, a map of the area, bear spray, and a well-charged cell phone.

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