Flattop

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.
Difficulty
Moderate
Distance
25 ml
Duration
3 hr
Ascent
150 ft

Best Time of Year: Apr 20 - Apr 20

It is usually reached by driving to the Glen Alps trailhead and following a well-maintained 1.5-mile (2.4-km) trail, with an elevation gain of 1280 feet (390 m) from the parking lot to the plateau. Off the plateau loop is a difficult trail to the peak. Since it is the most accessible mountain to Anchorage, Flattop is a very popular location for hiking, climbing, berry picking, paragliding, and backcountry skiing. Campouts are held on the summit at the summer and winter solstices.