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Deer Mountain
DeerMTNWinter.jpg
Highest point
Elevation 3,001 ft (915 m)
Geography
Location Tongass National Forest, Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska, US
Parent range Coast Mountains
Topo map USGS Ketchikan B-5
Climbing
Easiest route Deer Mountain National Recreation Trail

Deer Mountain is a 3,001.97 feet (915.00 m) mountain peak located in the Tongass National Forest in the Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska, which dominates the skyline behind downtown Ketchikan. 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.

Ketchikan from Deer Mountain
A view of Ketchikan, Alaska looking northwest from the summit of Deer Mountain.
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