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Review of Mt. Marathon

Ranked #14 of 57 things to do in Seward
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

Mt. Marathon is historic in Seward! Go during Fourth of July to watch the Mt. Marathon race. It's so exciting and intense! The kids race is even crazy!

Hike up the Jeep Trail - it starts out quite steep and then evens out. Cut over then to the hiking trail to go all the way to the top. Great views up there and along the way. Trail gets pretty nasty when it's wet out to beware.

The Mt. Marathon race is a true spectacle though and there is a huge party in town for it - its like the event of the year (or at least of the summer!)

Thank Mallory M
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

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
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

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 top of the mountain. Climbing up through the tree line was hard for me as I am a smoker but eventually my boyfriend and I reached the top and it felt amazing. We took tons of pictures and could see the whole town of Seward below us. It was amazing!

Thank dianaczech
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

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.
It is worth hiking even if you can't make it to the top.

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

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
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