Dewey Lakes Trail System • Walk east on 3rd Avenue by the Westmark Inn until you reach the railroad tracks. Trail begins on the other side of the tracks. Follow signs to Lower Dewey Lake (0.7 miles), Icy Lake (2.5 miles), Upper Reid Falls (3.5 miles), Sturgill’s Landing (4.5 miles), Upper Dewey Lake (3.5 miles), and the Devil’s Punch Bowl (4.2 miles). The trail to Lower Dewey Lake and return is a pleasant hour’s walk, though the switchback trail can be a bit steep in sections, but trails around the lake itself are fairly flat. Continuing north to Icy Lake and Reid Falls or south to Sturgill’s (an old wood camp by the bay) will add 2-3 hours. Camping and picnic sites abound; please pack trash out. The hike to Upper Dewey Lake and Devil’s Punch Bowl is much steeper, great for a day hike or overnight trip. The cabin at Upper Lake is available on a first come-first served basis. Lakes are stocked with trout.
Skyline Trail to AB Mountain • Trail begins at Mile 3 on the Dyea Road and ascends AB Mountain, named for the “AB” that appears in the form of snowmelt every spring. This was seen as an omen by the Arctic Brotherhood, a northern pioneer order which started here. Allow at least five hours roundtrip for this often strenuous hike. Beautiful views of Skagway, Dyea, Lynn Canal, Haines and Chilkat Range.
For detailed information about these and other more remote trails, pick up a Skagway Trail Map/Brochure at the A.B. Hall or Klondike Gold Rush NHP visitor centers. in downtown Skagway.