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Address: Seward, AK

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View Worth the Climb

You can park up on the jeep trail. Follow signs to the hospital (on Jefferson) and keep going up the hill. It's a rocky climb, but a beautiful view of all of Seward is before... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Carmel, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

You can park up on the jeep trail. Follow signs to the hospital (on Jefferson) and keep going up the hill. It's a rocky climb, but a beautiful view of all of Seward is before you. It's a good idea to wear shoes or sneakers with good grip.. Also a water bottle is needed.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I have climbed this mountain about 20 times over the years. It is very strenuous on the runners trail but is truly and amazing experience.

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maartenvd
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Do this hike if you're in it for the accomplishment or for the view. Don't do it if you're looking for a nice trail experience. The hike varies from steep jeep road to overgrown primitive trail to scramble in steep, loose slate scree. There aren't a lot of views until you're about halfway into it. My favorite part was actually... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I didn't know anyone but the locals standing next to me shared all their experiences & who was favored & why, and who the local favorites were & why. I felt like a local by the end of the day.

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My sister-in-law looked up this hiking trail (Jeep Trail) on Mt. Marathon. From everything she had read, "it sounds easy". Well the beginning of the trail is steep and the last 15 minutes to the bowl was also steep. Be prepared with the proper hiking shoes, water and don't forget your bear bell. (The trail goes through lots of berries... More 

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CHEHALIS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We were there for the 4th saw saw the racers go and come. Was unbelievable how fast they can do it. Was surprised that not every one who wants to race gets to!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

All you can say is WOW; those that race are amazing. They start in town and race up the Mountain. Have three groups early morning with the youth, mid morning with the women and late morning with the men. Lots of people and fun.

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The 4th July marathon was a record breaking one for both the men's and women's division. It is insane to see the way these intrepid runners clamber up the steep and slippery slope and then hurtle down to glory. A true spectacle and well worth the visit.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We went up the runner's trail, which was fun because we had watched the race but don't even think about it without heavy duty hiking boots and gloves. We're a 27/28yo m/f couple and it took us 1.5hrs to get to the top. We took the jeep trail down, which we recommend, and that took us 1.75hrs. It's hard to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Take the hikers trail!!! The runners trail is extremely difficult and for experienced hikers or nutters!! (Like us) Took 1.5 hours to get to the top. No bears or moose to be seen. A few people up here walking alone so safe enough to do by yourself. Views incredible!

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Address: Seward, AK
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Seward

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