Flattop Mountain Trail
in Chugach State Park
Access: Glen Alps Trailhead
Allowable Uses: Hiking
Distance: 1.7 miles one way
Elevation Gain: 1300 feet
Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Safety and Considerations:
Trail ascends through a small grove of mountain
hemlock before reaching timberline. It then
traverses Blueberry Hill before reaching a saddle at
the base of Flattop Mountain. 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.
Trail becomes steep near the summit and requires some rock
scrambling; check each foothold. Popular trail that sees a lot of use.
Be aware of climbers above you as they can dislodge rocks. Summit
is often cold and windy; bring appropriate clothing. Area is avalanche
prone in winter; follow necessary precautions. Wear appropriate
footwear and carry water for your hike. No water source on trail.
Pets must be on a leash while in the trailhead
parking lot, and be under control on trails and in the
backcountry. Please clean up after your pet. Open
fires are prohibited except in a camp stove for
cooking. Camping is only allowed over 1/2 mile
from the trailhead.
Visit http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/units/chugach for
a complete set of park rules.
Chugach State Park Headquarters
Potter Section House — Mile 115, Seward Highway
(907) 345-5014 firstname.lastname@example.org
Most often climbed peak in Alaska. Affords 360 degree views of the
Alaska Range, Chugach Range, Cook Inlet, and Anchorage. Popular
berry picking area in fall.
The Flattop Mountain Shuttle provides transportation from downtown
Anchorage to the Glen Alps Trailhead between mid-May and midNovember. Visit http://www.hike-anchorage-alaska.com for details, or
call (907) 279-3334.