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Deer Mountain Trail

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Steep trail that provides a view into Ketchikan on a clear day.


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2.6

Miles

4.2

KM

Point to Point

2,744' 836 m

High

358' 109 m

Low

2,408' 734 m

Up

22' 7 m

Down

18%

Avg Grade (10°)

58%

Max Grade (30°)

Dogs Unknown

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Need to Know

There is a first come first serve shelter just pass the fork for the Deer Mountain Summit Trail. There can be snow on this trail into the summer.

Description

Shortly after leaving the parking area, the trail begins to climb steeply, with many switchbacks, to the Deer Mountain
summit. While there are brief sections of gravel, boardwalk or wooden stairs, most of the trail is narrow with natural tread. At the first and second mile points along the trail, scenic overlooks provide vast views of the surrounding waterways and islands. After 2.5 miles, the trail forks, with the right fork continuing 0.25 miles to the Deer Mountain summit. The left fork continues 0.25 miles to the Deer Mountain shelter and then continues 10.5 miles along the Deer Mountain to Silvis Lakes traverse.

Flora & Fauna

Black Bear.

Contacts

Shared By:

Akash Patel

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  4.0 from 1 vote

#2

in Ketchikan

#17965

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#2

in Ketchikan

#188

in Alaska

#17,965

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