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Address: near downtown Skagway, Skagway, AK

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Being from Florida (highest point 345ft), this hike was pretty strenuous- as it was listed as strenuous, but it was worth every drop of sweat. My husband and I love to just throw... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This is a nice, steep hike, but the scenery was fabulous. Take it slow and easy and you'll get to the top. I took many pictures of the unique mushrooms along the path. I usually like flowers, but there weren't many of those in Sept, but the mushrooms were colorful and unique. The lake was a destination, but the journey... More 

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

Being from Florida (highest point 345ft), this hike was pretty strenuous- as it was listed as strenuous, but it was worth every drop of sweat. My husband and I love to just throw a backpack on and go! The elevation to the top is 3100ft and it's a steep 2 mile hike. We had several stops on the way up... More 

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

A peaceful walk with some nice inclines makes this good exercise while enjoying beautiful views over Skagway,, the bay, forest and lake views. We enjoyed the hike

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Just some of the places you can go, would suggest doing the inside passage it a great way to start a journey exploring Alaska, but do this on the local ferry support the local industry. yeah its not as fancy as the big cruise ships but its away to experience the Inside passage and from there go hiking or rent... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The start of the trail is a bit steep and rocky but once you get up to the lake, the circumnavigation trail is quite nice on the downhill side, and worth the rock and root scramble on the return. I enjoyed the interpretive signs along the way and tried to visualize myself as an early pioneer, clear cutting every tree... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

My wife and I hiked Upper Dewey Lake in late May. Wanting a little more activity during our time in port, we decided on a hike, so we went to the visitor's center near the dock to pick up a trail map. Lower Dewey Lake is a short/easy hike with a couple nice, elevated views of town and the cruise... More 

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Juneau, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

though it is a bit of a climb it is well worth it...it is beautiful up there! If you are in Skagway for more than one day I would recommend you taking this hike up to the lake.

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Skagway, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

located close to the downtown historic district, this quick hike is beautiful quick get away into the wilderness. Keep a close eye out on the narrow rocky part close to the half way mark. Local artist have carved a bear foot imprint into the rock on the trail as well as the wall face. Stop into the visitors center for... More 

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Wantage, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This was a great hike; yes uphill but not so difficult. The views are beautiful and we all enjoyed the day outdoors. Highly recommend. We walked behind the cabin and around the lake and had a nice break before heading down.

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The hike up to Upper Dewey Lake was very strenuous; took 50ish couple about 3 hours (not many breaks though). There are a few picnic tables at the lake, along with an outhouse beside the rental cabin. The sights at the lake were impressive (photo here does not do it justice), but one must hike another 1/4 mile to the... More 

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

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