The view of Anchorage from the overlook just off the Glen Alps parking area is neat, but as you make the 1300 foot climb, the view expands to the whole area. While it is only 1.7 miles (I am guessing this is one way), it feels like a good climb. Any amount of climbing will get you neat views, and the final section is a bit of a rock scramble than anyone uncertain on their feet will want to avoid.
|The first section of trail heads between the trees|
|You can see the "flat top" of Flattop above|
|Looking up the valley from near the top of Flattop|
|Almost at the end and back to the parking lot. Looks cool because the clouds obscure the other grounds|