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Address: Seward, AK

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Impressive mountain and popular with hikers and race runners!

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... read more

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Llanbedr, United Kingdom
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Llanbedr, United Kingdom
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198 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 916 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 Western Plus Edgewater Hotel, conveniently located to visit Seward and it's many attractions. From the... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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213 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 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.

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Homer, Alaska
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 a great meadow up there also.

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Springfield, MO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 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 wasn't one here. We didn't realize this until we had been following the crest for... More 

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Thank kylie123321
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 steep climb with a lot of huffing and puffing on my part. Once we got... More 

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Duluth, Georgia
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 and along any of a myriad of paths since they all keep going up. Take... More 

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Thank sweeper7
Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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 bring plenty of water and snacks. But on a clear day, you will be rewarded... More 

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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 kids (21 & 25) loved it !

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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668 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 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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Thank NXTTRP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

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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