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Sunnyside Flattop Trailhead

Sunnyside Flattop Trail

This project involves lots of trail touch-up. The trail needs to be brushed back in some spots and some sections of trail are in need of better drainage options and tread work. There is a lot of double-tracking, trail creep, social trails, and sloughing to address.

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Sunnyside Flattop Trail
Sunnyside Flattop Trail

Time & Location

Jul 27, 2024, 8:15 AM – 2:30 PM

Sunnyside Flattop Trailhead, Canyon Rd, Anchorage, AK 99516, USA

About the event

The day begins at the Sunnyside Flattop Trailhead below the Rabbit Lake trailhead on Canyon Rd.  From the parking lot to the end of the worksite, the hike is approximately 1.25 miles. The work begins at the first few switchbacks and continues all the way to the saddle between Flattop and Peak 2. Volunteers should be able to hike with tools on steep, uneven terrain and have a good attitude.

What to bring: Rain gear, sturdy work/hiking boots, snacks, water, sunscreen, long work pants, and work gloves and safety glasses if you have them (if you don't have gloves/safety glasses they will be provided for the day). 

What NOT to bring: Alcohol, drugs, children, pets, and firearms.

Notes: This event is open to volunteers age 18 and up. Conditions could well be rainy and mud will likely be present on the trail. No experience is necessary, but volunteers should have a minimum ability to hike and work for 6 hours during potentially inclement conditions. 

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