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Address: Seward, AK

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Great Hike

This is a hike that starts with 3-4 steep legs before the switchbacks start to have their effect. When the trail is wet, as it was when we hiked, the steep sections are even more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a hike that starts with 3-4 steep legs before the switchbacks start to have their effect. When the trail is wet, as it was when we hiked, the steep sections are even more treacherous. When you break out above the tree line the views are spectacular. A great way to work off your dessert from the previous evening!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

went up mount marathon on a rainy day, but stayed warm by just keep moving up the mountain. took the back way so it was easier to the top. saw a moose and her calf and a bull moose at the end of the trail before the jeep trail. had to hike in the bush to avoid the bull moose... More 

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Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The trail isn't in the greatest condition, especially on a rainy day. It's steep and muddy in places so be careful. But the higher you go, the more beautiful the views of town, Resurrection Bay and the surrounding mountains. Also, the trailhead is literally right in the middle of town so easy access. 1st and Monroe!

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Thank Truffles183
New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Morning, hike to ‘Mt. Marathon’ trail. The trail is steep but a view of the ‘Resurrection’ bay visible on the way is truly amazing. It should take 3 to 4 hours to do it. Besides wilderness, the flora & fauna display on the way looks like God’s own viewing gallery.

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West Hollywood, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hell, I'd take the Jeep trail up and down as it really is a pretty little hike towering above the town of Seward. The Trailhead start on Monroe Street and will plant you at the base of the mountain where you will hike up a jeep trail through the forest for a few minutes. After, you'll find yourself on a... More 

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Jerusalem District, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Offering beautiful, changing views throughout your walk, with a lot of bonuses composed of mainly salmon-berries, this mountain might fit (almost) all hikers: you may go on- or off-track to explore the area. Jeep trail is a wide, dirt road that climbs up the mountain (it starts steep, but don't give up - it becomes easier...), and is accessible for... More 

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Northern CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

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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Thank DomSan
Meeteetse, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

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

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