Flattop Mountain

Flattop Mountain—Chugach State Park
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Length of visit: 3 hours
Major draws: Scenic views of Anchorage, wildlife, rock scrambling
Strenuosity: 7 out of 10
Cost/Fees: $5 per vehicle per day
Additional considerations: Some rock scrambling is required to reach the top
Description: A 3.5-mile roundtrip hike sounds easy, but the route to the top of Flattop Mountain requires over 1,000 feet of elevation gain and the use of your hands at the end. The superb views of the mountains surrounding Turnagain Arm make it worth the effort.