We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Strenuous hike with a great view.

The trail isn't in the greatest condition, especially on a rainy day. It's steep and muddy in... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
Hiking on Mt. Marathon Trail

Morning, hike to ‘Mt. Marathon’ trail. The trail is steep but a view of the ‘Resurrection’ bay... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2016
New Delhi, India
Read all 91 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“jeep trail” (21 reviews)
“great hike” (6 reviews)
“tree line” (5 reviews)
Seward, AK
Write a Review
Reviews (91)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

11 - 20 of 91 reviews

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
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Three of us hiked the mountain, it was hard and fun. It rained and then the sun came out and it was beautiful, at the Bowl, there is snow and a spectacular view.

Thank KathleenL01
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Attempted the hikers trail which starts at 1st and Monroe streets. The only parking available was on the residential streets. The hike starts on a steep jeep trail and gets you a free stair master workout. This didn't bother me as I was in decent...More

Thank NEwhereNeTime
Nearby Restaurants
Chinooks Waterfront Restaurant
1,428 reviews
3.62 km away
Ray's Waterfront
1,291 reviews
3.61 km away
Apollo Restaurant
458 reviews
3.80 km away
Woody's Thai Kitchen
203 reviews
3.59 km away
Nearby Attractions
Seward Boat Harbor
381 reviews
3.63 km away
Two Lakes Park
21 reviews
3.18 km away
Kenai Fjords Tours
2,822 reviews
3.56 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
How can I qualify to hike the mountain in the women's race - July 4, 2017?
13 September 2016|
Answer Show all 3 answers
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|
Answer Show all 4 answers
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.
Hello, Are there any festivities going on surrounding the race? Our family will be in Seward on July 4th for several hours between getting off our cruise and taking the train to Anchorage in the early evening.
28 February 2016|
Response from pob674 |
There is a parade, kids games, food and trinket booths, and also the women's race.