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Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail

Skagway, AK
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Ranked #11 of 18 Attractions in Skagway
Type: Hiking Trails
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Easy access from the south side of Skagway if you are walking to the trail. You can leave the tourists behind in no time and be relatively alone as you ascend the trail. Parts of the trail can be quite slippery if it is raining (as it was when we hiked), but you have to be prepared- it is southeast... More

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We stopped in Skagway on a cruise. We had an excursion first thing in the morning, walked through the town and went on a shorter hike before lunch. After lunch we went on this hike. The 1/4 mile or so of the hike is all up hill. I was glad our hike was uphill at the beginning so it would... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We were tired of the tourist traps and expensive tours at each cruise stop so in Skagway we opted to do some hiking on our own. We stopped at a tourist information center one block into the town, picked up a trail map, and headed uphill toward Lower Dewey Lake. The trail looped around the lake, but on way back... More

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Colleyville, Texas
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62 attraction reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We took the trail to Lower Dewey Lake and then to Sturgill Landing. The trail was very steep and muddy on the climb to Dewey Lake. Once you get to the lake, it is very pretty and the trail circles the lake (total distance to do this is about 2 miles RT). The trail to Sturgill was about 4 more... More

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Las Vegas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is a good little hike and well worth it. As you approach the lake the trail forks and the right fork leads you to an overlook where you can look down on the cruise ships and town. The left fork takes you to the lake and give you access to an even longer hike to the fjord-view if you... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Stopped In Skagway on a cruise, and wanted to do some hiking away from the tours/excursions, and we came across the Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trails. The trails are listed as moderate difficulty. I would have to agree. There are several areas that are steep and narrow. The trails are well marked, but often just rocks. We continued on to... More

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Middleton, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Had a nice morning hiking to Lower Dewey Lake, waiting for our afternoon excursion. The trail is well marked and of moderate difficulty. There are several sections that are steep, with rocks and roots, so this is not a good hike if you are not sure footed. Beautiful views once you reach the lake. We didn't have time to hike... More

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Cudahy, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Wanted to spend some of Skagway away from the cruise ship crowds in town. We also did a river float in the a.m., shopped after, and took the White Pass Scenic Railway at 4:15 p.m. Be aware this is a steep hike, and the 2 men (early 50's) in our group only made it 1/4 of the way....I'm in my... More

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Albany, New York
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96 reviews 96 reviews
35 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The view from above Skagway is beautiful. The hike is strenuous for some and I recommend good hiking shoes or good foot wear. There are many rocks to climb over. When you reach the Lake it is a nice place to relax and enjoy the wooded surroundings and nature at its best.

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Banff National Park, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
11 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We were happy to find this 2 hour walk right behind the town. The opening switchbacks were a good workout and afforded a great view of the harbor. The hike around the lake was enjoyable scenic places to stop for a break.

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