Deer Mountain (Alaska)

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Deer Mountain
Ketchikan from Deer Mountain.JPG
A view of Ketchikan, Alaska looking northwest from the summit of Deer Mountain.
Elevation 3,001 ft (915 m)[1]
Location
Deer Mountain is located in Alaska
Deer Mountain
Deer Mountain
Location of Deer Mountain in Alaska
Location Tongass National Forest, Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska, US
Range Coast Mountains
Coordinates 55°20′36″N 131°35′57″W / 55.34333°N 131.59917°W / 55.34333; -131.59917Coordinates: 55°20′36″N 131°35′57″W / 55.34333°N 131.59917°W / 55.34333; -131.59917[1]
Topo map USGS Ketchikan B-5
Climbing
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.[1][2] 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.[3]

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