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After lunch exercise

I was having lunch of excellent clam chowder and halibut fish and chips with my girlfriend in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
PeterMina
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Calgary, Canada
An unforgettable and challenging hike to the summit

After hearing about the famous race, I was looking forward to hike this mountain. It's only about 4... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2018
RonPoons
,
Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was having lunch of excellent clam chowder and halibut fish and chips with my girlfriend in downtown Seward when I noticed the handsome mountain towering above the town. I asked the waitress about it and she gave me some advice and directions. I decided...More

Thank PeterMina
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

After hearing about the famous race, I was looking forward to hike this mountain. It's only about 4 miles up and back but it's really steep and challenging. The trail goes straight up with out any switchbacks. Make sure you are of moderate physical shape...More

1  Thank RonPoons
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

I have heard of Mt. Marathon since 1973. I have friends that have raced up it. A week ago I took the jeep trail route and hiked up to the turnaround point. Wow! Well worth the two hour hike up and the 45 minutes coming...More

1  Thank waltw234
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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...More

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...More

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....More

2  Thank YMC323
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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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Reviewed 17 July 2017

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
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

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
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autiemarie
5 September 2017|
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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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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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