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Great Hike

This is a hike that starts with 3-4 steep legs before the switchbacks start to have their effect... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2016
St. Petersburg, Florida
via mobile
wildlife, but rainy

went up mount marathon on a rainy day, but stayed warm by just keep moving up the mountain. took... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2016
Judith T
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“jeep trail” (21 reviews)
“great hike” (6 reviews)
“tree line” (5 reviews)
Seward, AK
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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

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

Thank Truffles183
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Morning, hike to ‘Mt. Marathon’ trail. The trail is steep but a view of the ‘Resurrection’ bay visible on the way is truly amazing. It should take 3 to 4 hours to do it. Besides wilderness, the flora & fauna display on the way looks...More

Thank wallacejain
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Hell, I'd take the Jeep trail up and down as it really is a pretty little hike towering above the town of Seward. The Trailhead start on Monroe Street and will plant you at the base of the mountain where you will hike up a...More

Thank _JesseWilson
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Offering beautiful, changing views throughout your walk, with a lot of bonuses composed of mainly salmon-berries, this mountain might fit (almost) all hikers: you may go on- or off-track to explore the area. Jeep trail is a wide, dirt road that climbs up the mountain...More

Thank frenkie_boy
Reviewed 25 July 2016

My husband and our 16 year-old daughter decided to hike up Mt. Marathon while our other daughter (12) and I stayed back at the cottage to cook dinner. They came back so dirty, but with the biggest smiles! They said it was quite a challenge...More

Thank CAFamily
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Mt. Marathon dominates the scenery in and around Seward. It is the location of the famous annual Fourth of July foot race held every year in Seward. This annual event involves running to the top and back down in less than one hour! Last year's...More

Thank mnhicks55
Reviewed 12 July 2016

It is a docile looking mountain but don't let it fool you. Go with someone who know a thing or two about the mountain. There are sections of steep climbs. The views are absolutely breath-taking but you are never far away from a mis-step. Take...More

Thank DomSan
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Awesome, Love to hike up the mountain, have ran the race, Love to watch the crowd and the participants.

Thank kfdramsrus
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Can I hike the jeep trail by myself or is that unwise regarding bears? Is it needed to have bear bells and special food containers?
16 June 2017|
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
How can I qualify to hike the mountain in the women's race - July 4, 2017?
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!!
Can I hike Mt Marathon in late October?
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.