Hiking Schedule

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The Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness is proud to present our hike series.  Winter and summer, we have a hike for everyone, from easy family hikes to overnight trips for experienced bushwhackers (We also have a selection of snowshoes and hiking poles to lend). Come join us for one of our organized hikes and see first hand why the Scotchmans deserve the protection of wilderness designation.

Group size is limited and registration is required. Listed below are our current hikes. All entries feature an easy-to-use online registration form that allows you to sign up and notifies the event leader of your intention to attend.

NOTE: IF YOU SIGN UP FOR A HIKE  AND LATER CHANGE YOUR MIND FOR ANY REASON, PLEASE LET US KNOW SO WE CAN FILL YOUR SPOT WITH OTHERS WHO ARE ON OUR WAITING LIST.

To cancel, or if your chosen hike is full and you wish to be on a waiting list, e-mail info@scotchmanpeaks.org 

Thank you for your consideration.

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Please Note:  On occasion circumstances force us to change our schedule.  If you intend on joining us for any of these volunteer led Group Hikes, be SURE to sign up in advance and also re-confirm with the hike leader a day or so before the hike in case of any unavoidable last minute changes.

Interested in leading a guided hike?  View our “Leading Hikes” Page for more information, or go to our “Hike Leader – Hike Submission Form” and send us your idea for leading a hike with us!

A map with a key that references the trail heads is at the bottom of this page.

Be sure to check out our Scotchman Peaks Education Series hikes and special stewardship projects and other events!

Please note the Difficulty Rating of each hike and choose hikes within your personal physical limits. Space is limited, so be sure to sign up early!
Jun
Monday
06
2016

Blacktail Pillick Sortee

Rating: Strenuous

Beginning at 9 am Mountain, 8 am Pacific time, we will explore Blacktail Creek and environs in the Scotchman Peaks Proposed Wilderness via Trail #997. This is most likely an out and back, but could [» Read More...]


Jun
Wednesday
29
2016

Scotchman for Non-believers

Rating: Moderate

This hike is for anyone who has always dreamed of summiting this iconic peak but has been intimidated by either confidence in their ability or intimidation by other “more fit” hikers. We will use the [» Read More...]


Jul
Saturday
09
2016

Dry Creek Fire Ecology Hike

Rating: Easy to Moderate

Art Zack, retired USFS Fire Ecologist will lead us on a field trip to look at areas in the Scotchman Peaks that burned in 2015. We’ll hike along Dry Creek Trail #1020 and take a [» Read More...]


Jul
Thursday
14
2016

Extreme Plein Air V. 6.0

Rating: Difficult - Experienced hikers only

This hike will begin at the Rattle Creek Divide and end in the East Fork of Blue Creek. It’s an opportunity for artists to travel the length of the Scotchmans while painting (or otherwise creating [» Read More...]


Jul
Wednesday
20
2016

Goat Peak/Scotchman Biathlon

Rating: Strenuous

Ever hiked UP Goat and wished you could hike DOWN Scotchman? Here is your chance. We will shuttle bicycles for hikers to the Scotchman Peak trail head early in the morning, then meet to hike [» Read More...]


Aug
Saturday
27
2016

East Fork Peak

Rating: Strenuous

Take the trail less traveled. Seems not many venture up this great trail. It’s about 4 miles one way – somewhat comparable to Scotchman, although 3200′ elevation is spread out a bit more evenly. There’s [» Read More...]


Sep
Saturday
24
2016

Mary’s Mystery Hike

Rating: Moderate

This is the 3rd (annual??) Mystery Hike. This year the exact location is part of the mystery. It will be no more than 6 miles round trip with less than 1500′ of elevation – not [» Read More...]