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View of a lifetime

The view from the top of this mountain is amazing. I haven't done the hike myself. Have to be... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Rebecca R
,
Shelby, North Carolina
reaching our goal together, we went past the bowl and went as high as we could go without climbing gear.

This was the best part of our trip. We spent an entire day climbing mont marathon and when we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
dianaczech
,
Joliet, Illinois
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“jeep trail” (24 reviews)
“tree line” (5 reviews)
“great hike” (6 reviews)
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Seward, AK
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The view from the top of this mountain is amazing. I haven't done the hike myself. Have to be incredibly fit! Come on the 4th of July for the races up and back! It's fun just to watch!

Thank Rebecca R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the best part of our trip. We spent an entire day climbing mont marathon and when we reached the top it felt like a million bucks. We climbed it together and we touched the snow and ice cold water that ran along the...More

Thank dianaczech
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We started at the Jeep Trail head. It is very steep. There is a nice waterfall not far into the trail. We made it through very steep parts, and then we ran into an icefield so couldn't continue to the top. We were very disappointed....More

1  Thank YMC323
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hiking the race route the day after the race was pretty exciting! Such a fun climb and amazing views of the city at the top.

Thank laurwel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very cool place to look around. Especially when the runners are ther for the race. Look up on the mountain and see the trail they run on.

Thank jonathan h
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best part of cursing it when you get to take in all the beautiful scenery along the way. Our view of Mt. Marathon was everything we dreamed it would be. We would love to return and hike around it someday.

Thank TheSandyCrab
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every July 4 hundreds of men, women and youths race up and down Mt. Marathon. Why? Because it's there. Perhaps 50 or 60 years ago I might have managed a run up and down this mountain, but now at an advanced age the best way...More

Thank Globetrotter10K
Reviewed 13 July 2017

There is an actual marathon race to the top of this mountain every year on July 4th! It is a 3 mile round trip!

Thank chrislewis2016
Reviewed 6 July 2017

This is a gorgeous mountain and the trail to go up is not so terribly hard! You can appreciate from below or adventure up. Really wonderful! They just had a nice competition that brings people from many places to run up the mountain and a...More

Thank Danuza
Reviewed 4 July 2017

The hike is pretty demanding in places, especially when you're trying to get down some of the steeper parts. We took the jeep trail, as opposed to the tougher and reportedly scarier race trail. Round trip was 5 or 6 miles and took us about...More

Thank jenesaispascolorado
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itchyfeetdk
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
13 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
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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