Flattop Mountain Shuttle
In Anchorage, Alaska on 4th Ave between C & D

O'Malley Peak

Elevation: 5,150 feet. A less-traveled alternative hike directly across the valley from Flattop. It takes the average hiker 2.5 hours to summit and 1.5 hours to descend. If you've already hiked Flattop and want something different, O'Malley Peak is your next best choice.

From the parking lot walk down the trail between the caretaker's cabin and Flattop's introductory steps. The trails merge at the Powerline trail. Take a right. Take your first left off of the Powerline trail. Hike down, cross bridge, walk on boardwalk and then take a quick right on a narrow sometimes muddy trail. Shortly after taking this right, the trail curves and takes you where you wanted to go when looking up from below. When you summit the first ridgeline, take a right. Keep going.

As you can see from the pictures below, awesome views await. Monitor the clock and stick to the turnaround time so you get back to the shuttle on time.

If you don't want to worry about time, the Hike/Bike Combo allows you to hike as further and longer.

Boardwalk and bridge  - Hike Anchorage, Alaska

Boardwalk and bridge over creek near start of O'Malley trail facing Flattop.

Looking west from O'Malley's spine - Hike Anchorage, Alaska

Looking west from O'Malley's spine. Powerline trail is on left. Parking lot is visible after clicking on "View." A fast hiker can make it to where this photo was taken in one hour.

Downtown Anchorage and KnikArm  - Hike Anchorage, Alaska

Downtown Anchorage and Knik Arm framed by rocks along O'Malley trail.

Halfway Up O'Malley Peak - Hike Anchorage, Alaska

This profile shot of Flattop was taken about halfway up O'Malley peak.