Mount Marathon Bowl

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This is a favorite hike among locals. It combines panoramic views, flowers, and lush vegetation. Climbing directly from the Seward town site, this trail traverses Mt Marathon to provide stunning views of Resurrection Bay and surrounding area. This hike is a marvelous chance to see the effects of glaciation and get a glimpse of Seward’s colorful history.

This hike continues up along the mountain's "bench" to a waterfall and eventually on to the Mt Marathon Bowl, an alpine feature shaped by a cirque glacier. “The Bowl” opens into a Shangri-La of wild flowers, bounding stream, and glacial moraines.

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Moderate to Difficult: Steep Trail (1400 ft elevation gain)
3 hours
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