366-Hiking Flat Top – Anchorage, AK

Flat Top is a favorite local hiking destination that is minutes from anywhere in the city. It is an easy hike for half the way with a normal hiking trail. Towards the top it gets treacherous requiring you to climb on all fours over sharp and jagged with with steep cliffs and drop-offs.

CIMG4429From the top overlooking the valley below.

CIMG4417Here is where the “all fours” part comes. I am always amazed at some of the people who try climbing this section in sandals and shorts – even when it is cold.

CIMG4407Half way up overlooking Anchorage and the inlet.