This series of trails leads east of Skagway to a handful of alpine and subalpine lakes, waterfalls and historic sites. From Broadway, follow 3rd Ave southeast to the railroad tracks. On the east side of the tracks are the trailheads to Lower Dewey Lake (0.7 miles), Icy Lake (2.5 miles), Upper Reid Falls (3.5 miles) and Sturgill’s Landing (4.5 miles).
Plan on taking an hour round-trip for the hike to Lower Dewey Lake, where there are picnic tables, camping spots and a trail circling the lake. At the lake’s north end is an alpine trail that ascends steeply to Upper Dewey Lake, 3.5 miles from town, and Devil’s Punchbowl, another 1.25 miles south of the upper lake. For those who want to stay the night, Skagway Recreation Center has a cabin at Upper Dewey Lake, and there is also a run-down free-use shelter that does not require reservations.
The hike to Devil’s Punchbowl is an all-day trip or an ideal overnight excursion; stay at the Dewey Lake cabins. There are also campsites at Sturgill’s Landing overlooking Taiya Inlet.