One of the nicest things about living in Anchortown is discovering the quick and easy "city hikes" that abound.
Undoubtedly, the most popular hike in the Anchorage bowl is Flattop Mountain.
This urban, flagship Chugach wilderness trail is a fantastic afterwork workout with an amazing view to boot. The people watching isnt half bad either.
The trail begins at the Glen Alps parking lot. The total distance is 3 miles round trip with a 1300 ft. elevation gain.
The amazingly spacious flat topped peak has carved out picnik spots with 360 views.
On a night which promises a warm glowing sunset, you cant go wrong.