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Address: Seward, AK

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This was one of the hikes I had hoped to take while in Seward, and SO glad I did!!! We took the Jeep Trail which is a bit easier than the mail trail. Don't be fooled, it is still... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This was one of the hikes I had hoped to take while in Seward, and SO glad I did!!! We took the Jeep Trail which is a bit easier than the mail trail. Don't be fooled, it is still hard, especially the first 1/3, but gets easier as you head towards to top. The most beautiful scenery and views I... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Amazing views on a nice day, but much more difficult than it looks from town. Took the Jeep trail up and then across the mountain. We went up the more gradual side (not the side they run up). Many great lookout spots along the way once you get above the treeline.

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Manhattan Beach, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Once a year during July the town of Seward of jammed with runners who compete in a race up the 34 degree side of Mt. Marathon. Applications are taken in January for the July 4th race. The race starts in Seward on 4th and Adams and race up the 3,022 elevation gain and down into Seward for the 3.1 mile... More 

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Seward, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Great Hike in just a few hours for spectacular views of Resurrection Bay a must to do in Seward! The hike is a bit steep at the start then eases up! Stream has clear water which adds to the hike with green vegetation all around. Walk with the Eagles your so high. We say 2 golden eagles sitting on a... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

The hike is strenuous a the beginning but it has a beautiful water fall. Once it goes over the tree line it relatively flat and you are able to view the city and the bay from the top

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Harvey, Louisiana, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Also known as the Jeep Trail at 1st Avenue and Monroe street. parking is on street curb. Quite steep to start and near the top. Do not confuse this with the Race Trail, which is extremely steep. Very nice views of Seward and Resurrection Bay along the way and at the top. We did not make it all the way... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This sits over the town of Seward its a great hike, not to strenuous either. So much so that they hold the annual 4th of july hike on it, they race up and down it. If you're in town for a couple of days make the hike its well worth the view and time

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Shepparton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I did this hike with some other Aussies in my tour group after a day out on a wildlife cruise. We started at about 6:30 and made it up and back in to town for dinner before 9. I would not consider myself fit, and there were a few times when I wanted to give up. Only one of us... More 

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This was a tough climb for a 75-yr old, slippery after a rain, and not up the better trail. The views are great! But this is the second time my son-in-law (30s something) chose to climb down the north side scree slope. And i found that three years between climbs makes a difference.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I was part of a tour party all set for a morning at the SeaLife centre. Bit boring, though, innit? Instead, our guide dropped me off at the bottom of Mount Marathon at the information board for the runners' route. It is steep, relentless and tough. Do not try this unless you're fit, agile and comfortable with scrambling. I did... More 

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Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Seward

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