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Address: Seward, AK

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Quite a challenge, but rewarding!

My husband and our 16 year-old daughter decided to hike up Mt. Marathon while our other daughter (12) and I stayed back at the cottage to cook dinner. They came back so dirty... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Northern CA
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Northern CA
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and our 16 year-old daughter decided to hike up Mt. Marathon while our other daughter (12) and I stayed back at the cottage to cook dinner. They came back so dirty, but with the biggest smiles! They said it was quite a challenge (especially since they took a wrong turn at one point), but so worth it. The... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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139 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Mt. Marathon dominates the scenery in and around Seward. It is the location of the famous annual Fourth of July foot race held every year in Seward. This annual event involves running to the top and back down in less than one hour! Last year's record was under 50 minutes. This event fills the Seward area totally and completely. Truly... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a docile looking mountain but don't let it fool you. Go with someone who know a thing or two about the mountain. There are sections of steep climbs. The views are absolutely breath-taking but you are never far away from a mis-step. Take a good hiking shoes and be prepared to be exhausted. You have to be in... More 

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Meeteetse, Wyoming
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome, Love to hike up the mountain, have ran the race, Love to watch the crowd and the participants.

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Gerry, New York
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three of us hiked the mountain, it was hard and fun. It rained and then the sun came out and it was beautiful, at the Bowl, there is snow and a spectacular view.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Attempted the hikers trail which starts at 1st and Monroe streets. The only parking available was on the residential streets. The hike starts on a steep jeep trail and gets you a free stair master workout. This didn't bother me as I was in decent physical condition. The waterfall off to the side was quite beautiful. But then the jeep... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

There are actually two trails up Marathon...the one the locals talk about which some drunk dude did in 62 minutes and the one they ask the tourists to take because the first one is EXTREME in all capital letters. Even the "hike" version of the trail is strenuous, but the views are absolutely worth it! It's broken up into three... More 

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Abita Springs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

If you are into hiking on an extreme scale, this is one for your list. There is also an easier Jeep trail to the top but if you follow the typical 5k route to the top you will have one heck of a workout and a view you really earned. The direct route (or race route) is not for everyone,... More 

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Peoria, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

If you love to hike, and I mean strenuous hike, then go to Mt. Marathon. You park along the street at First Avenue and Monroe. The hike begins with three steep hills. Then it levels off. That's about as far as I went (check out the waterfall) and don't forget to take water to drink.

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Kent, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Great hike. I can't believe people do it in less than an hour. I'm 50 and in not too bad of shape (except for the beer gut :) ) We did it in work boots and Carharts! Definitely STEEP and great views. I suggest wearing pants, if you fall on the shale rocks while RUNNING down you're going to get... More 

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