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Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail

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Address: Skagway, AK
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Steeper than we expected

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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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.

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Irvine, California USA
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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 

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Juneau, Wisconsin
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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

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I did this hike with a couple of friends in Skagway and was quite charmed. The hike is pretty uneven but it leads you through the wilderness of Alaska and you get a chance to see some amazing flora along the way. It is a steep climb at some places and must definitely recommend water and hiking shoes. From two... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is a shorter, but tougher hike! The beginning is pretty straight up and a good challenge for those who are up for it! There are a couple of views of Skagway from the trail. The lake is serene and has some streams nearby that need to be checked out!

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We did not do the Lower Dewey Lake loop because we were headed to the Upper Dewey Lake. Lower Dewey Lake (The part we saw) was beautiful, but Upper Dewey took the cake!

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Hiked along as part of the Upper Dewey Lake Hiking trail. Great exercise, views over the harbour an the ships docked there. Lovely forest and lakest and lakes.

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Whitehorse, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I guess if you get off a cruise ship and there isn't much else to do, at least you can get outside. But the hike is disappointing from the fact there is no clear view of the lake and that the paths are very congested unless you happen to be there on a slow day. However, it is accessible for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Took my young son on this hike and we were not disappointed. After being on a cruise ship for three days we were both in need of outdoor time and this hike was perfect! Great scenery! My son was very impressed with himself afterwards, knowing he could tell his friends later he had hiked a mountain.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This was one of the most beautiful walks we have done on our 7 week trip thru Alaska and US. We were on the Grand Princess, and the trailhead is only 1km from the ship, on the way into town. It starts with a steady climb for the first km, but don't give up, as you will soon reach the... More 

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

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