Hiking to Flattop's "broad summit has long been the classic afternoon hike near Anchorage." 55 Ways to the Wilderness in Southcentral Alaska.
Driver explains how to hike Flattop in the parking lot. You will also receive a handout explaining the hike so that there's no doubt where to go and when to return.
Click here for the handout/directions on how to hike Flattop.
The parking lot and the short, paved "Overlook Trail" from the north side of Flattop's Blueberry Hill Trail.
Afternoon paragliding off Flattop is very popular.
Two hikers discuss what route to take on a section of the headwall. The rest of the hike including the loop around Blueberry Hill, and the parking lot are in the background below.
Hikers pick their routes along the headwall just below Flattop's peak.
While driving to the trailhad, some make new friends in the van and then hike together. Others prefer to hike alone.
Flattop in fall.