Deer Mountain (Alaska)
A view of Ketchikan, Alaska looking northwest from the summit of Deer Mountain.
|Elevation||3,001 ft (915 m)|
|Location||Tongass National Forest, Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska, US|
|Topo map||USGS Ketchikan B-5|
|Easiest route||Deer Mountain National Recreation Trail|
Deer Mountain is a 3,001 feet (915 m) mountain peak located in the Tongass National Forest in the Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska, which dominates the skyline behind downtown Ketchikan. The Deer Mountain National Recreation Trail provides a strenuous hiking route to the summit, passing through temperate rainforests, muskeg and alpine meadows as it gains 2,600 feet (790 m) of elevation over 2.75 miles (4.43 km) from the trailhead in Ketchikan to the peak.