We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers: Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
This article contains a discussion by Tripadvisor members concerning the above topic.
Please note that the discussion was closed to any additional postings as of Nov 1, 2016
and, as such, some of the information contained herein may be outdated and cannot be
commented on by travelers at this time. Please take this into account when making your
Get the city map from the tourist office and if the Deer Mountain Trail (3 - 5 hours) seems too long/difficult, try this one. It's a very steep walk up the street to the get to the trail head and the first part of this 45 min. hike is a bit steep on the edge of the cliff, but it's not that bad. You can go to the end (University of Southern Alaska) or cut it short and take the first set of stairs down, and the walk back into town, if that's where you started. Some really nice views and it's really nice to get out of town.