View of Flattop and Blueberry Hill. June 2018. Image 1/5
A view of the Chugach Mountains from the side of Blueberry Hill. June 2018. Image 2/5
Black bear crossing the trail. June 2018. Image 3/5
A Dall Sheep on Blueberry Hill. June 2018. Image 4/5
Sleeping Lady at Sunset, from Blueberry Hill. June 2018. Image 5/5
Flattop Mountain, located in Chugach State Park, is the most-climbed mountain in Alaska. Its close proximity to Anchorage and trail system with options suitable to hikers of a various skill levels make it a popular destination for tourists and locals alike.
Glen Alps Trailhead
Chugach State Park, Alaska
Once or Twice is Enough
Flattop’s popularity means the trails are often crowded, so expect to pass (or be passed) frequently on your hike. If you accept its popularity for what it is, the sweeping views make the hike a great evening excursion. Parts of the trail are steep and have resulted in injuries and deaths, so if you feel fitness may be an issue, opt for looping Blueberry Hill and forego ascending Flattop itself.
- 3.4 miles round trip1
- Elevation Gain
- 1,300 feet