Hiked with friends Sam and Greg from SLC after we were asked repeatedly in Anchorage, "did you climb Flattop?". Quick hike up, then on up the ridgeline to Peak 2 (come on, couldn't anyone find a better name?). Ran across a mother moose and her calf before heading down the other side, then reclimbing Flattop when we realized the road would be a little longer. It was a nice hike.
Hiked with Jen and Karen
Nice view over Anchorage
Great, but challenging climb with easy access from Anchorage. Climbed the front and back routes.
Hiked it in misty rain, top was slick, but enjoyed it a lot.
Good acclimation hike on first day of visit
walked up often
Climbed this too many times to count or remember! Standard Anchorage fare...
A great hike with good views of Anchorage.
Got turned around in Sept 2012 by 40mph+ sustained winds and hail not to far up this hike, was able to top out in near bluebird conditions this go around. Great scenic hike, definitely a popular one - minor tech scramble up typical route for last 150ft
Great climb leaving around 1800. Very windy which made it chilly! Will not forget a woolly hat next time. Crowded trail but we enjoyed the empty summit :)
This was the first hike I did after I got off the plane in Anchorage. I went up with my wife and two young daughters. My wife and daughters stopped about 100 ft. above the second saddle. The scrambling made my wife a bit nervous for my daughters. I continued to the summit alone. It's a really beautiful area. You can see all the way to Anchorage.
One of many hikes up this quick peak
My first climb in Alaska on my first trip to Alaska. Awesome country!
And slid down from the top on my butt... scary!
a delta glider was getting ready to jump off. Cool...
Came up the "back way", then continued to Peak 2 and 3.
I try to do this hike once a week or so after work. I live in South Anchorage so it is easy to access from my house. Depending on how long I stop at the top to enjoy the view, I am up and back to my truck in an hour and a half. The scramble at the top is fun, but can be treacherous in wet conditions. The rocks have become so rounded and smooth from all the traffic that they can be rather slick. I come across a lot of people who get most of the way to the top and then want to stop a few hundred feet from the summit because the rocks look so intimidating. Really, they are not that bad!
On nice days, the parking lot is PACKED. However, don't park on the road. I know people who have been ticketed for doing that. I find that the crowds are smaller and the view is still nice on days that are a little overcast. Even when it looks like there are clouds at the top, it often looks better once you are up there!
I believe I was 5 years old the first time I climbed this little peak in front of Anchorage. Of course, I have been back up there many times since then and enjoy running from town up to the summit and back nowadays.
Sometime in 1994