Deer Mountain Trail

activities / Hiking & trekking

Lonely Planet review

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.