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Deer Mountain Trail

Ketchikan, AK

Deer Mountain Trail is a 9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Ketchikan, AK that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

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Ward Lake and Ward Creek Trail
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30 Completed 34 Reviews

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silvis trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

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Carlanna Lake Trail
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5 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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16 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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8 Completed 4 Reviews

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

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Deer Mountain Trail
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11 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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6 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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9 Completed 7 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 !