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.
Highest point
Elevation 3,001 ft (915 m) [1]
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]
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
Parent range Coast Mountains
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.[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]


  1. ^ a b c "Deer Mountain". 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