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blueBlack Flattop Mountain

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Trail

3.0 mile 4.8 kilometer loop
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,244' 379 m
Descent: -1,244' -379 m
High: 3,445' 1,050 m
Low: 2,225' 678 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 16% (9°)
Max Grade: 68% (34°)

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Trail shared by Tom Robson

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

Tom Robson

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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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Oct 22, 2018
Megian Stewart
babe did super!
Oct 19, 2018
Clayton Auld
3.2mi
Sep 12, 2018
Darlene Van Damme
Aug 7, 2018
Nathan Dumm
6mi
Jul 6, 2018
Brian Emmons
6mi
Aug 15, 2017
Ernest Rivera
Great hike and though busy, the trail is open enough to not feel too crowded. The view at the top is definitely worth it!
Aug 6, 2017
John Et
3mi
Aug 4, 2017
Jason Taranto
Super nice up here right now!!!

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  4.3 from 15 votes

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