Trail Run Project Logo

Flattop Backside Trail

Difficult

Trail

0.8 mile 1.2 kilometer point to point
29% Runnable
Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,584' 483 m
Descent: -2' -1 m
High: 3,479' 1,060 m
Low: 1,896' 578 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 40% (22°)
Max Grade: 88% (41°)

Dogs

Off-leash
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by Cameron Reitmeier

This is an advanced alternative to Anchorage’s classic mountain climb.

Cameron Reitmeier

Features Views

Need to Know

Bring gloves for grabbing on rocks.

Runner Notes

Strong shoes, gloves, and warm clothes are a must.

Description

This is an advanced alternative route up Flattop Mountain that starts from the south via Canyon Road parking lot. This is a less technical route from the main trail starting at the Glen Alps parking lot. The route starts off in the trees, but quickly climbs above the tree line. The trail then meanders through rocks and plateaus on the summit. There are amazing views of the city to the west and the mountains to the east. Bring inclement weather clothing as the weather can change quickly.

Flora & Fauna

Sheep, moose, and bears live in the area.

Run this trail?

We need help with the following missing trail information:

Photos

Is something wrong? Let us know. Have photos to share? Help fellow runners know what's here.

Contacts

Land Manager: DNR Alaska

Rate This Trail

Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Check In

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  5.0 from 1 vote

#7

in Anchorage

#2187

Overall
  5.0 from 1 vote
5 Star
100%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#7

in Anchorage

#31

in Alaska

#2,187

Overall
7 Views Last Month
189 Since Jul 24, 2018
Difficult

0%
0%
100%
0%

0 Comments

Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running