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 reservations are required. To sign up contact the hike leader email listed on the Hiking Schedule.
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 !
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!
This will be the 8th Annual Goat Mountain Hop. Gaining 4,000 feet vertical, this is one of the steepest trails in the region. Although you don’t have to be crazy to sign up, it does [» Read More...]
Snowshoe, ski, or snowboard the tallest peak in the Scotchman’s. This is the 9th annual Scotchman Peaks winter hike. Generally, the trailhead is inaccessable this time of year, adding 2.5 miles each way and 500ft [» Read More...]
This is National Trails Day! Join us for a work day on the Historic Star (nee Squaw) Peak trail on the southern edge of the proposed Scotchman Peaks Wilderness. We will hike two-and-a-half miles to [» Read More...]
Trail will climb steadily through various forest types. Learn about these vegetative communities as we progress toward the ‘thumb’ of Spar Peak to take in expansive vistas of the Scotchman Peaks interior valleys and peaks. [» Read More...]
Climb the iconic lookout mountain of the Southern Cabinets, Star Peak, and visit a 1950′s vintage lookout cabin as well as the first lookout shelter on the Forest, built ca 1910 by Gordon Granville, first [» Read More...]
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act appropriately with a Cabinet Mountain Wilderness Hike! The most likely candidate for destination at this time is St. Paul Lake. Enjoy the scenic views of Bald Eagle, [» Read More...]
This hike will provide wonderful views of Goat Mtn, Scotchman Pk and Scotchman Pk #2. It ascends (steeply) until branching off toward the remains of the old lookout on Bee Top, perched precipitously above Lightning [» Read More...]
This beauty starts with about 1/2 mile of really nasty bushwhacking, but that gets us to the SE ridge. Thence it is mostly nice elk trails up the ridge. Outstanding views of the W. Fk. [» Read More...]
This is the classic hike up the namesake peak for our proposed wilderness. It’s short but steep, 4 miles one way, 8 round trip with an elevation gain of 3,800 feet. We will go at [» Read More...]