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Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail

Skagway, AK
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Ranked #9 of 18 attractions in Skagway
Type: Hiking Trails
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california
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This hike is strenuous not moderate as it is listed. We enjoyed the hike and the lake. We were advised by others coming down that the hike around the lake was very rocky and we had others in our group that could not go, so we opted out of hiking around the lake.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

It was a wonderful sunny day, and we had a great time hiking up to and around Lower Dewey Lake. It took about 2.5 hours from the town and the track is not suitable for those with mobility issues. The first 500 metres or so is uphill and reasonably steep. Once at the top, the 4km route around the lake... More

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Markham, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

It was a difficult climb for the four of us in our party - all seniors. But, as regular walkers, we were happy to negotiate it. There were points in the climb when some of us thought of giving up. But, with guidance from other climbers going the opposite way, we held out. It was worth it. The Lower Dewey... More

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Bellmore, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Short hike right from downtown...steep in the first 3/4 mile. Ok views, but you can get more the longer you make the hike. I did 2+ miles in an hour before my cruise excursion left.

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Waterloo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We started out on the Lower Dewey Trail but ended up early. The trail was a bit too steep for my partner even though we are walkers. We do at least 3 4 km. at a time.. The forest on the way there is dense and beautiful. The Upper Lake trail must be really steep.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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79 reviews 79 reviews
24 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This is a very nice trail up to the hydro reservoir and the lake. The first section is pretty steep and follows the pipe from the reservoir that feeds the power plant. It is worth stopping to read the signs and look at the photos...I would not have believed the clear cut ravage of the area in the "good old... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

A good hike up hill will get you to the lower lake. It was okay but if there is something else to do in Skagway I would suggest this hike be overlooked.

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Plainwell, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We hiked to lower Dewey lake and loved it. It's close to the cruise docks and a great way to get away from the tourist shops. Strenuous up hill hike but the distance isn't too long and the views of the crystal clear lake surrounded by mountains is breath taking. We could have spent the whole day around this lake.... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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124 reviews 124 reviews
45 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

You march straight uphill from a trailhead near the cruise docks. At the top is a beautiful little lake. The train is well used and well marked. Excellent exercise, and cheaper than a tour!

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

I am from Colorado and I do quite a bit of hiking in and around Colorado. The official rating of this trail is "Moderate", but I felt it was difficult in the beginning, got more strenuous and finally leveled off up by the lake. I thought I was going to die before I made it up there. There was one... More

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