Go east on O'Malley, right at Hillside Drive, left at Upper Huffman to Glen Alps and into the parking lot for this ... More
Flattop Trail Hike
Go east on O'Malley, right at Hillside Drive, left at Upper Huffman to Glen Alps and into the parking lot for this trailhead. The total driving route is 12 miles from downtown and the hiking trail is about three miles round trip. Rated by some as easy, and others as difficult, in 1.5 miles you will gain 1,252 feet and experience short periods of "scrambling." Views from this peak are of the Alaska Range, Cook Inlet, Turnagain Arm and Anchorage; don't forget your camera.
We seen moose,black bear and cubs. Its not as easy as reviews has said. Its cold,windy,and if your fat and out of shape like me its tough. Good place to get some exercise and spend time with the family.
Did this hike twice two years ago. The trail is easy until the end where you go up the side of the mountain. It is like climbing stairs. Went sledding in July! There was still snow and we used a garbage bag for a sled. It was misty one day and it was cool to hike when you couldn't see 20 feet in front of you. You didn't know what was going to come around the corner!
It was beautiful even on a cloudy day! The trails are easily manageable, even for someone with no hiking experience (me!). It gets a little rougher the higher you go, but it's easy as long as you have on some good shoes with lots of traction. Oh and it helps if you have amazing thigh strength. I can't wait to do it again on a clearer day!
The hike starts at the Glen Alps trailhead, which has a very easy loop trail with a great lookout and view of the Anchorage area. If all you want is a gorgeous view of the area, that's the way to go. Very easy, short and flat.
The actual hike to Flattop starts at the parking lot area, and is well maintained in the summer. Our five year old made it all the way to the top. However, that said, it is very steep the last little ways, and not for pets or small children, or anyone with a fear of heights. The hike was a moderate challenge physically, but the views were amazing. A cow and two calf moose were spotted on the way. Beautiful!
Have done this trail 2 times and both times offered exceptional views of Anchorage. Trail is fairly easy for experts and beginners alike, first time I went there was still snow in June and it made for a beautiful hike and walk
I used to go Sleding there all the time .My aunt also lived on upper huffman so really the view is Great and well worth Every step .wait ti'll its night time and see Anchorage cite lights from a view and its just pretty to look across and see mountains the ocean and depending on your luck maybe the northern lights :P any ways great memories and wonderful place
Great panonoramic view of Anchorage. Spotted Moose down the valley. Even if you are not a hiker, an excellent place to visit if you have an extra hour or two to spare while in Anchorage. Only a 15 minute drive from Anchorage airport.
This multi use park has four tennis courts and a volleyball court located at Debarr Road & Bragaw Place, available
daily with no fee. A baseball field and sledding hill are available here, at Craig Drive and Link Circle ...
Adjacent to the Hilltop Ski Area , these 18 miles of ungroomed trails wind their way into the Chugach foothills
and offer a delightful view of the city. Watch out for the very common moose and black and brown ...
Used by bikers, hikers, cross country skiers, roller bladers and families with strollers, the greenbelt travels for miles. Along the
way, there are two tennis courts that may be reached from that intersection of the trail. Use extra care ...