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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your consideration.
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!
We will snowshoe up Lighting Creek road and then follow the course of the creek, stopping for lunch along the way. Bring your favorite Aldo Leopold passage or several quotes to share at lunch in [» Read More...]
Join hike leader and award-winning Orienteer John Harbuck in skiing/snowshoeing out to Morris Creek on the western perimeter of the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness proposal. Elevation gain and distance will be moderate to strenuous, depending on [» Read More...]
Join us for a lovely X-Country Ski alongside Lightning Creek. What more romantic way to start your Valentine’s Day than a ski with your sweetie in this breathtaking Treasured Landscape? Our hike leader has been [» Read More...]
Join us for the Gourmet Blue Creek Bonanza! Eric and Celeste Grace will lead you on skis, snowshoes or hiking boots (depending on conditions) in the general vicinity of the Blue Creek drainage. Elevation gain [» Read More...]
Take a walk or ski into the Ross Creek Cedars, home of the largest Western Redcedars in Montana. Travel up the closed Forest Service Road via snow shoes or XC skis into a quiet wonderland [» Read More...]
Join us for a snowshoe up the Blacktail Creek 997 Trail to discover the wonders that winter can bring in the Clark Fork River Corridor located near the Southeast portion of the proposed Scotchman Peaks [» Read More...]
As Spring arrives in the Scotchmans, we will chase winter up the mountain by whatever means necessary: boots, snowshoe and perhaps even AT skis. Goal is Star Peak Lookout, at about 6200 feet, via the [» Read More...]
This will be the 9th 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 10th annual Scotchman Peaks winter hike. Generally, the trailhead is inaccessable this time of year, adding 2.5 miles each way and [» Read More...]