It is usually reached by driving to the Glen Alps trailhead and following a well-maintained 1.5-mile (2.4-km) trail, with an elevation gain of 1280 feet (390 m) from the parking lot to the summit. Since it is the most accessible mountain to Anchorage, Flattop is a very popular location for hiking, climbing, berry picking, parasailing, and backcountry skiing. Campouts are held on the summit at the summer and winter solstices.
OUT OF THE MOUNTAINS AFTER LEAVING THE MINES, THE COAL TRAINS SNAKE THROUGH WEST VIRGINIA'S HIGHLANDS.(BUSINESS)
Dec 21, 1999; Byline: CHRISTOPHER DINSMORE, STAFF WRITER CORRECTION: A 1.4 percent grade means an incline of 1.4 feet for every 100 feet in...