Deer Mountain Trail
Totem Heritage Center
A 15-minute walk east from the cruise-ship docks is Totem Heritage Center, where totem poles brought from deserted Tlingit and Haida...
Departing from Stedman St is Creek St, a boardwalk built over Ketchikan Creek on pilings – a photographer’s delight. This was...
Tongass Historical Museum
The Tongass Historical Museum houses a collection of local historical and Alaska Native artifacts, many dealing with Ketchikan’s fishing...
A classic fisherman's pub close to Thomas Basin.
Heen Kahidi Restaurant
The Cape Fox Lodge restaurant offers hilltop dining with floor-to-ceiling windows, providing a view of the world below and eagles at eye...
Deer Mountain Trail information
Within walking distance of downtown is Deer Mountain Trail, Ketchikan’s most popular hike. The well-maintained 2.5-mile trail can be reached by taking the Bus’ Green Line to the corner of Deermount and Fair Sts and then heading south on Ketchikan Lakes Rd. The trail is a climb to the 3000ft summit of Deer Mountain and along the way overlooks provide panoramic views – the first only a mile up the trail.
Toward the top of the mountain are more trails that extend into the alpine region and a free-use shelter. But keep in mind this is a steady climb and a more challenging hike beyond the shelter.