Deer Mountain (Alaska)

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Deer Mountain
DeerMTNWinter.jpg
Highest point
Elevation3,001 ft (915 m) [1]
Coordinates55°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]
Geography
Deer Mountain is located in Alaska
Deer Mountain
Deer Mountain
Location in Alaska
LocationTongass National Forest, Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska, US
Parent rangeCoast Mountains
Topo mapUSGS Ketchikan B-5
Climbing
Easiest routeDeer Mountain National Recreation Trail

Deer Mountain is a 3,001.97 feet (915.00 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]

A view of Ketchikan, Alaska looking northwest from the summit of Deer Mountain.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Deer Mountain". SummitPost.org. Retrieved 2013-09-14.
  2. ^ "Deer Mountains". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-09-14.
  3. ^ Ketchikan Area Trails Guide, Tongass National Forest, R10-RG-210, February 2013