Deer Mountain Trail
Looking for a hiking trail with an iconic backdrop and stunning views? Five miles long with an elevation gain of 2600 feet, this trail is considered one of the more difficult hikes. You’ll quickly ascend to trail switchbacks, venture through a rainforest and enjoy views overlooking Ketchikan Lake.
Connecting to Smuggler’s Cove Trail, the two-mile Yakutania Point hike is generally considered easy to complete with an elevation gain of about 100 feet. Along the route, you’ll take a set of stairs leading to an inlet that was supposedly used by bootleggers during the Prohibition period.