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.

Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Skagway, AK
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 75 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Worth the good workout

I read reviews about this trail, so I expected it to be steep. The reviews don't lie! We took a few breaks on the way up, but we made it. Remember that slow and steady is the way... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
khfishlady
,
Texas
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

75 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Texas
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

I read reviews about this trail, so I expected it to be steep. The reviews don't lie! We took a few breaks on the way up, but we made it. Remember that slow and steady is the way to go. We saw kids and older people during our hike, so anybody can do it. Just give yourself some time. Once... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boise, Idaho
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Nice steep hike and the price was right. The trails are maintained and marked. You can take a short hike to the lower lake and keep hiking to the upper lake and points beyond if you want to. The trail head is between the cruise ships and town and easy to find. Don't go if you are not in decent... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hendersonville, North Carolina
Level Contributor
279 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

A bit of a hike up the mountain but worth it for the views of the town, the lake and abundance of nature. The trail is a bit rocky going around the lake so good hiking shoes are a must. You'll get a workout doing this!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ohio
Level Contributor
61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Rough climb as the path is rocky and steep but a lovely view and off the beating path of the tourist traps. Takes 1.5 hours and is a lovely diversion and get's your heart rate up!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We had a lovely short hike of about 1 1/2 hours from the railroad tracks to halfway around Lower Dewey Lake and back. It is a little steep at the beginning but the view and nice scenery around the lake is worth it. You can also escape the hordes of people that hug the main streets of the town.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Fantastic scenery and forestation area. Not an easy walk by any stretch of the imagination, but if you like a challenge and need to work off some of the calories that you have put on while on a cruise then this is a walk to take. The shorter version took about 1.5 hours but if you walk all around the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This was a stop on our cruise ship. We had seen information on the lower Dewy lake hiking and thought the other reviews were describing something we wanted to do. It was changeling but so very worth it! We got off the boat and followed the directions and the trails started right at the railroad tracks. We went early and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

There is not a whole lot to do in Skagway, even if it is a very pleasant little town. This trail climbs up from the valley floor, and it will take a good 30 minutes. It is not an easy hike, but the lake has a serene beauty that is definitely worth the effort.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Irvine, California USA
Level Contributor
88 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Most of us arrive by cruise ship and this isn't listed in the shopping guide or the excursions. It is just a nice (free) hike to get closer to the forests and lakes of Alaska. - Easy to reach start of trail from town or ships (US Park Service visitor center has maps/descriptions of various hikes). - Steep climb up... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Juneau, Wisconsin
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We were limited on time having done the glacier tour earlier in the day. This was an intense hike up but well worth the time and effort

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail also viewed

 

Been to Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail

Address: Skagway, AK
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Skagway

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?