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Deer Mountain Trail

Ketchikan, AK

Deer Mountain Trail is a 9 mile out and back trail located near Ketchikan, Alaska and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from June until September. However, for those who enjoy winter activities, such as snowshoeing, Deer Mt. trail is open year round.

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Recent Reviews

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Carlanna Lake Trail
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2 Completed 3 Reviews

The trailhead was off.. we picked up the trail at the very end of Canyon Street. It's a beautifully maintained trail. The lake is beautiful and you can take a stroll around for an easy option. We continued up the trail through lush forest and streams. We hiked an additional mile (at least) beyond where Alltrails indicated. We heard from a local, that the trail was just extended recently. We continued until we came to a small waterfall just above the tree line at which point we turned around but we could've gone further for a view of the ocean.

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silvis trail
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17 Completed 5 Reviews

We checked in at 7 am went up to the upper lake. first 2.4 miles is ok but make sure to do the 1/2 mile to upper lake. The trail is very pretty and lots of stairs. Took our time's checked out by 10am

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Deer Mountain Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

It was an amazing overnighter backpacking. Got a good workout and the views are worth it!
Some of us even swam in Blue Lake! Northbird is worth summiting. The mountain goats are sweet to see as well!

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Rainbird Trail
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4 Completed 1 Reviews

Great hike.... Tip for you, park at the college. (Fewer stairs)

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Deer Mountain Trail
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7 Completed 1 Reviews

Very nice hike up to some great views. Easy for seasoned hikers to complete off of a cruise ship, as we did.

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Deer Mountain Trail
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7 Completed 4 Reviews

Born and raised in Ketchikan, Alaska, and I still enjoy hiking up this beautiful mountain! The reward is worth the struggle, because it really is breathe-taking. The beginning of the trail is a bit rugged, tall steps, and a lot of switch backs w/o much view, but after the first lookout you are home free! It only gets better from there.
If you are on a cruise ship and only have limited time, I would recommend taking a cab up to the trailhead just to make sure you have enough time to reach the top!
Enjoy!

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Deer Mountain Trail
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7 Completed 5 Reviews

Great trail and one of my favorites hikes in Alaska. The whole time going up your doing incline lunges and it is a moderate hike. Beautiful area and scenery. Don't forget to get the fish and chips after you've completed it.

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Carlanna Lake Trail
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5 Completed 4 Reviews

Very Well maintained and easy to hike .
Great vistas all around !

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Ward Lake and Ward Creek Trail
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5 Completed 4 Reviews

A super pleasant walk around the lake offers views of bird life in abundance !
Stroller friendly if you want to bring your baby out for the day.
Ward creek follows the creek and is right across the street . The both are great .

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Perseverance Lake Trail
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5 Completed 4 Reviews

Great views not too steep. A pleasant hike would do it again !!!

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