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Deer Mountain Trail

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Appreciating Ketchikan’s history and natural heritage can be tricky if you’re exploring alone. Forget the hassle of finding your own way and get an insider’s perspective of this Alaskan port town on a small-group tour led by a local guide. Tick off top attractions such as the Salmon Ladder and a hand-dug hatchery, then immerse yourself in nature with included round-trip transfer ensuring stress-free access to wildlife-rich spots such as Rotary Beach and Herring Cove.
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Susan M wrote a review Oct 2019
South 4 contributions1 helpful vote
Read several reviews that indicated they were glad they arranged for a cab ride for the 1 mile segment from the ship to the trail head. I will say that the last segment of that initial mile was almost as steep as the climb, but we traversed part of the way with one of the charming locals AND got to see the river chalk full of spawning salmon. Very cool. Great lookout about half way up the trail. I understand lots of folks turn around at that point but we trudged on to the top. Great views and we saw mountain goats grazing on the northwest slope. Wish we could have had time to hike this mountain at an enjoyable pace, but committed to an 11:00 turn around time. We got to the top by 11:00, but did have to haul butt to do it.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Teresa B wrote a review Aug 2019
North Royalton, Ohio46 contributions18 helpful votes
This was not an easy hike, it’s about 3000 feet up over 1 mile. I’m in food shape, a regular walker, and this took a bottle of water and a few stops even for me. We stopped at the main visitor center and they gave us an emergency beacon, feee to borrow and bring back, in case of emergency and they told us most people don’t get hurt going up, they fall coming down the mountain! Gave us a map, and we decided just to go to the first outlook, at a little over a mile up. Beautiful scenery, great climb, and we definitely appreciated the taxi to and from the trailhead. The $10 each way was worth it. Sourdough taxi is who you call.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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JanN216 wrote a review Jul 2019
Los Osos, California987 contributions44 helpful votes
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Beautiful hike up to the salmon hatchery. One area up a hill, otherwise flat. Follow map from visitors center to fish hatchery.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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DaronC wrote a review Jul 2019
Orem, Utah39 contributions38 helpful votes
We arranged transportation to the trailhead as it was quite a ways from the cruise ships, plus it's all uphill (very steep)! The trail is well-maintained with some stairs and bridges at times. You are in a rainforest with thick growth so you don't see much that's more than 50 yards away. This is not an easy hike and the trail often is very rocky. It was raining the day we hiked it and we got pretty soggy so we turned around after about 45 minutes, but really enjoyed it and have some spectacular photos. Temps were about 55 the day we hiked. We also arranged for transportation back from the trailhead.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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schiltgen wrote a review Jun 2019
Duluth, Minnesota94 contributions8 helpful votes
We took a taxi ($10) to the trailhead (it’s a steep walk to this point). Trail is rocky and was very wet when we visited. You are in covered canopy with only a brief view when you get to the first overlook. It was so so, nothing spectacular.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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