Anchorage Overlook Trail Alaska

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The Flattop Mountain Hike is a challenging excursion in Achorage that traverses a short and steep trail for amazing views of the surrounding landscape. See more

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Aug 8, 2023
This was a short and step hike. Unfortunately we did not get to see views from the top as clouds came in about half way up. The locals race up and sometimes straight up but don’t feel shame in taking… Full review by cindymQ6710EY
Jul 30, 2023
We took the steeper but shorter route up and then the longer easier route down. The longer route has switch backs the whole way up Full review by 700paulitas
Jun 28, 2023
Our family drove up, parked, and walked the quick and easy path up to the viewing point. Quick and easy! I highly recommend it. Full review by Suzanne M

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Elevation:1069.85 m
Mountain range:Chugach Mountains

Questions & answers

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Could you drive and watch the lights ? Or do u have to hike to see them ? Also were you guided by a company ?
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You park at the lot and you walk an easy 300 feet to the lower viewing point and from there you can see the lights of downtown Anchorage. No company, just self touring.
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We have a rental car. Can we drive to the top of Flattop Mountain?
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You can go to the base,will have to walk to the top.
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We will not have a rental car. We have a time constraint and cannot use the flattop shuttle as it is afternoon only. Are …
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We will not have a rental car. We have a time constraint and cannot use the flattop shuttle as it is afternoon only. Are there any other ways to get there? Seems like a cab would be really pricey. We need to go in the morning and be back to anchorage by early afternoon.
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I think there is a bus service that goes there from the downtown area twice daily. Check with the tourism bureau to be sure. It's only 30 minutes of drive time, so, leaving in the morning …
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I think there is a bus service that goes there from the downtown area twice daily. Check with the tourism bureau to be sure. It's only 30 minutes of drive time, so, leaving in the morning would give you plenty of time.
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What type of wildlife were you able to see? Thanks, Terri
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We have saw black bear, moose (females are cows) and their calves, lots of eagles. Be careful be bear and moose aware! If it's a bear yell and make noise...hey bear, hey bear, clap! …
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We have saw black bear, moose (females are cows) and their calves, lots of eagles. Be careful be bear and moose aware! If it's a bear yell and make noise...hey bear, hey bear, clap! If it's moose, be very quiet don't turn your back, back up slowly, if they charge find huge tree quickly, if it hits the tree go to another and hide behind that one.
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Would it be difficult to do this hike with a child in a Kelty backpack?
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You can hike the first part of it, but I don't believe it would be safe to go to the top with any sort of child or baby backpack. The top is too steep and footing is unstable. Safety first! :-)
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Answer by Bobbie B · Aug 7, 2015
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