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Made a long, hard half day hike and made it to the bowl. Some short but very steep sections. Great... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2016
spencers1621
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Lawrence, Kansas
Awesome views from the upper area off the Jeep trail

For a good workout and awesome views of the bay, harbor and other mountains it is great. Even in... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2016
Frankly N
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Homer, Alaska
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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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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

1  Thank Frankly N
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...More

1  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

1  Thank 880deniset
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
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...More

Thank NXTTRP
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...More

Thank Judith T
Reviewed 23 August 2016

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...More

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Response from Danuza | Reviewed this property |
I am pretty sure it is not allowed, however, there are campsites in the area near the mountain. I also agree with the traveler from AZ , bears are dangerous! Bears have killed people even in trails commonly used. Caution is... More
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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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