Deer Mountain Professional Review and Guide
"A trail within walking distance of downtown Ketchikan, with mountains, lakes, and a variety of trip options, from day hikes, to overnight treks in picturesque alpine terrain.
Popular with both locals and visitors, the Deer Mountain Trail climbs a 3,001-foot peak above Ketchikan with a panoramic view of mountain peaks, forests, islands, and ocean. From there, you can continue to alpine Blue Lake and beyond; the route
crosses the island on high ridges to the Silvis Lakes Trailhead on George Inlet. Whatever your destination, this is a good hike for travelers, as the trailhead is a walk of only a mile from downtown Ketchikan."