Mount Marathon trailhead
An easy walk from our rentals will get you to either trailhead of this iconic mountain hike. The annual Mount Marathon Race is the central event of Seward’s Fourth of July celebration, and the starting point and finish line of this exciting race are right outside our front door on Fourth Avenue. Mt. Marathon’s peak is 4,600 feet high with the race trail summiting at 3,022 feet. This hike is a wonderful day hike with plenty of views, wonderful plant life and wildlife for those in good shape. The official race trail can be reached off Jefferson Street. There is an alternate route that is slightly less steep called the Sheffler Creek Waterfall trail (locally known as the Jeep Trail) and its trailhead is located at 1st and Munroe streets. It is also strenuous and uphill, but a little more forgiving with several bench areas and valleys on the ascent to catch your breath if needed.