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Flattop Mountain

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 4.3 (18) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Alaska's most frequently climbed peak has great views of Anchorage, Chugach State Park, and Turnagain Arm.


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Map Key

3.0

Miles

4.8

KM

66%

Runnable

3,445' 1,050 m

High

2,225' 678 m

Low

1,244' 379 m

Up

1,244' 379 m

Down

16%

Avg Grade (9°)

68%

Max Grade (34°)

Dogs Unknown

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Overview

Climbing Flattop is the thing to do for Anchorage outdoor enthusiasts. You probaly won't be alone, but the trail is easy to follow all the way up. There is a bit of rock scrambling just before the summit. The round trip distance is about 3.5 miles.

Description

The trail ascends a total of 1300 ft through a small grove of mountain hemlock before reaching treeline. The trail then traverses Blueberry Hill before reaching the saddle at the base of Flattop. The trail steepens and travels through talus fields on its way to Flattop’s summit. The upper route is identified by paint markings on the rocks. You'll have 360-degree views of Anchorage, Chugach State Park, and Cook Inlet from the top.

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Tom Robson

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  4.3 from 18 votes

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Cook Inlet, Alaska
Oct 27, 2016 near Elmendo…, AK
The path down from Flattop Mountain.
Oct 27, 2016 near Elmendo…, AK

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Jim Copeland
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