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Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail

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Serenity and nature so close to town

This is a fantastic hike, reachable from anywhere you are staying in Skagway. The trail is well-marked, easy to follow and passes through some very pretty landscape. There are a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This is a fantastic hike, reachable from anywhere you are staying in Skagway. The trail is well-marked, easy to follow and passes through some very pretty landscape. There are a few places along the way for picnic. The only reason for less than an excellent rating is what I feel are slightly erroneous descriptions in the local material we referenced.... More 

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Grand Rapids, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This hike invokes a 500 foot climb on a well established path. There is a nice trail around the lake which is flatter. Great activity to burn off all that cruise food and pass a couple hours. Maps available in Skagway Visitors Center.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We hiked on the trail in early August and were mesmerized by the dozens of different colorful wild mushrooms along the trail.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Well marked trail. Moderate difficulty. Not crowded. Can walk from dock to trail head. Look for tiny shiny gold flakes in the water near gravel.

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Vancouver
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We weren't interested in buying jewelry so we decided to go for a hike instead. This hike starts off with a steep climb and stays that way for quite a while. When we finally got to the lake, it was so-so. I mean, it looked nice but I'm used to seeing a lot of mountain lakes and this one was... More 

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Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

What a hike. I'm a Florida girl so used to flat land but dang was this a fun time. It was my second solo hike in Alaska. Definitely would recommend it. Cheers!

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Langley City, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The misses and I are pretty avid hikers, so we headed right off the ship up to the lake. The lower parts of the trail were filled with confused tourists, but as the trail steepens, the tourists thin out. A great hike to a nice alaska lake. Bring bug spray!

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This hike is worth the climb up the hill. We wish we would have allowed enough time to walk all the way around Lower Dewey Lake - we only walked around about 1/2 and there were very few spots to look at the lake itself. There were people in inflatable boats on the lake when we were there.

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 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 

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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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 

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