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Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail

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Address: Skagway, AK
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Steep up at times, great exercise, uneven trail

For most hikers this is a great hike, some seasonal workers even do it on their lunch break. In the early season there may be some icy spots in the shadows. It may be muddy a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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Skagway, AK
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83 reviews 83 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

For most hikers this is a great hike, some seasonal workers even do it on their lunch break. In the early season there may be some icy spots in the shadows. It may be muddy a little in spots after a rain, and around the north side of the lake there can be some mud. There are great peaceful views... More 

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Oxnard
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82 reviews 82 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Easy to find the trail from the cruise ship. It is a pretty steep climb at times and be slippery. So make sure you wear good shoes and take plenty of water. However when you get to the lake it is just beautiful.

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Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I would say this trail is moderately strenuous, it just goes up the side of the mountain and has some rock steps. The map shows it being 1/2 mile but it seemed longer than that. There are a couple spots to stop and look down on the town and harbor. There is an outhouse near the top close to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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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45 reviews 45 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 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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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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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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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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