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Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail

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Address: Skagway, AK
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Amazing Experience

Lower Dewey Lake is an amazing trail, the scenery is absolutely beautiful. It is mostly an easy hike for those in good shape. The north side of the Lake Trail can be difficult for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 4, 2015
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Argyle, Texas
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Argyle, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Lower Dewey Lake is an amazing trail, the scenery is absolutely beautiful. It is mostly an easy hike for those in good shape. The north side of the Lake Trail can be difficult for some as there are some large boulders to climb over. Allow a couple of hours to make the hike and enjoy the views while you are... More 

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

It's not the easiest going up to the lake but once your there going arounf the lake is easy and fun. The lake is beautiful. I recommend going to see it and doind the circular trail around it as well.

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Kearney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Steep climb to Lake. Hiking poles are a necessity. Find one at the trail head. Around the lake is pleasant

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Innisfil, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

most of the trail is easy hiking, but the climb up is a bit steep in parts. Well-marked trails. Good view of the harbour area of Skagway from partway up the trail. Very quiet hike around the lake. Nice to have some picnic tables along the trail for a chance to have a snack. Gorgeous reflections in the lake.

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Rochester, New York
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This is a fantastic hike, reachable from anywhere you are staying in Skagway. The trail is well-marked, easy to follow and passes through some very pretty landscape. There are a few places along the way for picnic. The only reason for less than an excellent rating is what I feel are slightly erroneous descriptions in the local material we referenced.... More 

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Grand Rapids, MI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

This hike invokes a 500 foot climb on a well established path. There is a nice trail around the lake which is flatter. Great activity to burn off all that cruise food and pass a couple hours. Maps available in Skagway Visitors Center.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We hiked on the trail in early August and were mesmerized by the dozens of different colorful wild mushrooms along the trail.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Well marked trail. Moderate difficulty. Not crowded. Can walk from dock to trail head. Look for tiny shiny gold flakes in the water near gravel.

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Vancouver
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We weren't interested in buying jewelry so we decided to go for a hike instead. This hike starts off with a steep climb and stays that way for quite a while. When we finally got to the lake, it was so-so. I mean, it looked nice but I'm used to seeing a lot of mountain lakes and this one was... More 

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Stuart, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

What a hike. I'm a Florida girl so used to flat land but dang was this a fun time. It was my second solo hike in Alaska. Definitely would recommend it. Cheers!

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