Flattop Mountain (Anchorage, Alaska)

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Flattop Mountain
Flattop as seen from south Anchorage
Highest point
Elevation 3,510 ft (1,070 m) [citation needed]
Coordinates 61°05′26″N 149°39′55″W / 61.09056°N 149.66528°W / 61.09056; -149.66528Coordinates: 61°05′26″N 149°39′55″W / 61.09056°N 149.66528°W / 61.09056; -149.66528
Flattop Mountain is located in Alaska
Flattop Mountain
Flattop Mountain
Location in Alaska
Location Anchorage Municipality, Alaska, U.S.
Parent range Chugach Mountains
Topo map USGS Anchorage A-8

Flattop Mountain is a 3,510-foot (1,070 m) mountain in the U.S. state of Alaska, located in Chugach State Park just east of urban Anchorage. It is the most climbed mountain in the state.

It is usually reached by driving to the Glen Alps trailhead and following a well-maintained 1.5-mile (2.4-km) trail, with an elevation gain of 1280 feet (390 m) from the parking lot to the summit. Since it is the most accessible mountain to Anchorage, Flattop is a very popular location for hiking, climbing, berry picking, paragliding, and backcountry skiing. Campouts are held on the summit at the summer and winter solstices.

Flattop is known for its panoramic views of Anchorage and the surrounding area; Denali, Mount Foraker, and Mount Spurr are sometimes visible on very clear days.

View from Flat Top Peak during Alaskan summer

External links[edit]

Chugach State Park Hillside trail guide and trail map (includes Flattop trail) and the Flattop Mountain Shuttle provides van service from downtown to the trailhead and back.