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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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Colleyville, Texas
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216 reviews 216 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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
11 helpful votes 11 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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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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35 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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11 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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Fort Collins, Colorado
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8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The trail to Lower Dewey Lake is fairly short, but rather steep and pretty constant uphill. The view of the lake at the top is a bit ho-hum. Perhaps we are a bit biased coming from Colorado, where we have many trails that end with spectacular lake/mountain views. It is still a very pleasant, moderately difficult hike. Our favorite part... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

It's not a long hike but you will definitely get a work out. Be careful, it has a lot of steep areas and the rocks can be slippery. The lake is not all that impressive but if you like to hike, you will enjoy this trail.

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California
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

somewhat steep to start, but a short trail up to lower Dewey lake. If you take the loop trail around the lake, be prepared to scramble over granite boulders for a short period on the far side of the lake. Wildflowers on the south side.

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