Anchorage, AK 99501
A scenic, safe, active and affordable 3.5-hour outdoor excursion suited to your individual needs. We take you 13-miles from downtown Anchorage to the trailhead. The drive takes 30 minutes. No guide is needed on this popular, easy to follow trail. On average, it takes one hour to hike from the trailhead to the summit. This allows 30 minutes to walk around the mountain's flat top and photograph the great views Some bring lunch. It takes about 45 minutes to descend.
On the way up, if you decide the hike is too strenuous or too steep, no worries, turn around wherever and whenever you want. On the other end of the spectrum, if you hike fast, you might decide to hike to the second or third peak. (See logo). Up there you'll pick your way along a ridgeline. Unlike on the Flattop trail, up there, you'll likely be alone. However fast or high you hike, if it's a clear day, the great views provide a reward for every footstep.