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A strenuous hike with great views of the bay

Parking and hiking are free. The trail head is off 2nd Street and Monroe along a residential lane... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
conniegum
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Hereford, AZ
Beautiful Mountain

We wanted to climb this mountain but it was still pretty wet with ice and snow at the top. So we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
George M
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“jeep trail” (21 reviews)
“great hike” (6 reviews)
“tree line” (5 reviews)
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Seward, AK
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Parking and hiking are free. The trail head is off 2nd Street and Monroe along a residential lane. This is a connection of three trails to the top. The trail starts as a rocky and steep jeep trail the first .6 mile, but smooths out...More

Thank conniegum
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted to climb this mountain but it was still pretty wet with ice and snow at the top. So we went to Exit Glacier instead. Need to be in good shape to hike this mountain

Thank George M
Reviewed 17 May 2017

My wife and I enjoyed views of Mt. Marathon on our visit to Seward in May 2016 during our escorted ‘Natural Wonders of Alaska’ tour with Titan Travel. We were staying for 1 night on a room only basis at the welcoming and comfortable Best...More

3  Thank Rhys J
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Made a long, hard half day hike and made it to the bowl. Some short but very steep sections. Great views of the city and the bay.

1  Thank spencers1621
Reviewed 3 November 2016

For a good workout and awesome views of the bay, harbor and other mountains it is great. Even in the winter it's a great hi,e but it can get slick with out traction treads on your boots. Summertimes it's a great hike and there is...More

Thank Frankly N
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We had a great time. This was a beautiful hike. But, it was foggy when we hiked and didn't realize until we had gone way too far. We live in Oregon and I'm used to hiking until you reach a clear peak. I guess there...More

Thank kylie123321
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We decided to do this activity as my husband is from Seward. He coaxed me into climbing this bridge with him as its on his bucket list. We took the easier route which in itself is very challenging for the occasional gym frequenter. It's a...More

Thank Denise T
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Make sure to stay within your abilities. The easier route takes you through a breathtaking valley. Take the path beyond the locked gate and head right when the jeep trail ends. Once you hit the valley, the climb can be made along the ridge line...More

Thank sweeper7
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

If you don't want to run Mt.Marathon with the elite athletes on July 4 in Seward, but want to see the view from the top, there's a hike for you! Take the hiker's trail, not the runner's trail. The full hike climbs 3,022 feet so...More

Thank AlaskaFamilia
Reviewed 6 September 2016

I'm not an avid hiker. Hike up was rough but hike down was a killer. I'm 50 and if you have a bad knee (or knees) I would avoid going all the way to the top. The hike down is rocky and shaky but my...More

Thank Carla B
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itchyfeetdk
Can I hike the jeep trail by myself or is that unwise regarding bears? Is it needed to have bear bells and special food containers?
16 June 2017|
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Response from George M | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can go by yourself and most people do not carry bear spay or bells. However, you should be in good physical shape and have some hiking experience. The trail (even on the easier trail) is quite steep. Follow the... More
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SUSAN D
How can I qualify to hike the mountain in the women's race - July 4, 2017?
12 September 2016|
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Response from NXTTRP | Reviewed this property |
The race is administrated by the Seward Chamber of Commerce. Go to their website to gain info / phone number from the appropriate person. Good luck!!
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Cat_botman
Can I hike Mt Marathon in late October?
27 August 2016|
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Response from wallacejain | Reviewed this property |
weather is difficult to predict in advance. it will certainly be cold. best to be well clothed and take a chance if you are in Seward.
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