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Lower Dewey Lake Hiking Trail

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Address: Skagway, AK

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Beautiful hike

To get to the trail is a little difficult, you have to go up for a little while so if you are not used to elevation just beware. It was so worth it. This is probably one of my... read more

Reviewed November 1, 2016
Lyndy D
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Reviewed November 1, 2016

To get to the trail is a little difficult, you have to go up for a little while so if you are not used to elevation just beware. It was so worth it. This is probably one of my favorite hikes i have done so far. It's quiet and relaxing. One side of the trail you will hit about halfway... More 

1 Thank Lyndy D
Bangued, Philippines
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Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

Visited the lower lake here in July 2016 whilst working on a cruise ship. Steep 40 min walk from the town of Skagway and then an hours walk around the lower lake. One of the most tranquil and beautiful places I have been in my life. Only saw about 4 people in my 2 hours of walking. Perfect, just so... More 

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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Reviewed October 4, 2016

Don't let people fool you. The first half mile is a steep uphill with multiple switchbacks. If you can persevere through this section, you've earned the lake. I'm normally a very outdoorsy person who loves to hike. My biggest setback is that I've been recovering from an illness, but had also been working for a couple of months to rebuild... More 

Thank Pnerissa
Thousand Oaks, California
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Reviewed September 11, 2016

A good hike that takes a bit more than 2 hours. A little bit of a climb at the start. If you take a right when you get to the lake, you will start with the easy part of the loop. After you turn around, the return part is a bit rocky and needs some scrambling. It was a cloudy,... More 

Thank Arun K
Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed September 4, 2016

A very long uphill climb. Lake was okay but not spectacular. Nice views of the town of Skagway from the top. Flip flops not recommended!

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Nashville, TN
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Reviewed August 31, 2016

Trails are few for those who visit Skagway without a car. The trail to Lower Dewey Lake is one of three that are a walk from town. The trail is only about 3.5 miles. The elevation gain is only 500’; however, all of the elevation is gained in the first half mile – a steep switchback climb. A viewpoint of... More 

Thank RetiredTravelerTN
Broomfield, Colorado, United States
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Reviewed August 28, 2016

Came across this by accident, walking along the railroad tracks. About an hour round trip hike, has some nice overlooks of the town. The ascent is pretty strenuous, we were hiking in 50 degree weather, with light rain, and it still wasn't long before we had stripped off our outer layers.

Thank Steven G
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Reviewed August 23, 2016

You can get map from any of the ranger station in town (there are about 5 of them throughout). Closest one is next to the train depot. Allot about 2 hours of time to enjoy it! The hike to the lake is fairly moderate, but do-able! Once you are at the lake, the trail is pretty flat and easy. It... More 

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Hamburg, New York
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Reviewed August 16, 2016

This hike was about 5 miles round trip. Mostly moderate to difficult hike however, very quiet and serene. My husband and I only had on sneakers and would have been easier to maneuver if we would of worn hiking boots. Make sure you bring water too.

Thank Darlene K
Marietta, Georgia
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Reviewed August 11, 2016

This was our last stop before returning to the ship. We did this after lunch and after zip lining. The hike pretty steep and a little rocky. It took the 4 of us about an hour to do the round trip. the lake at the top is pretty but due to time we couldn't stay long. We did not walk... More 

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