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!
Aug
Tuesday
05
2014

Scotchman Pk., via SE ridge

Rating: Strenuous

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...]


Aug
Sunday
10
2014

Star Peak Full Moon Traverse

Rating: Strenuous

Join the wild critters in the Scotchman’s for a howl at the moon! Timed during a full moon, join us on a traverse of the Southern Scotchman’s as we travel from the Bull River Valley [» Read More...]


Aug
Wednesday
20
2014

Scotchman Peaks Double Dip

Rating: Difficult - Experienced hikers only

Take a walk up the Blue Creek Canyon, a tradition begun 98 years ago on August 20, 1916 by the hike leader’s maternal grandfather.One big day, two big mountains; the two southernmost in the Compton [» Read More...]


Aug
Saturday
23
2014

Mystery Mud Creek Hike

Rating: Moderate

The newly “reclaimed” Mud Creek (totally inappropriate name) trail heads up to a lovely ridge to the east of Lightning Creek. There are several creeks & springs along the trail with at least one beautiful [» Read More...]


Sep
Saturday
13
2014

South Fork Ross Creek Falls

Rating: Moderate

Hike through the Ross Creek Cedar Grove and past to the Ross Creek Falls in the upper reaches of the South Fork of Ross Creek. A lovely hike through old growth and a cool way [» Read More...]


Oct
Saturday
04
2014

Scotchman Peak

Rating: Strenuous

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...]


Oct
Saturday
11
2014

Reading Maps, Compass, Tracks and Sign

Rating: Moderate

10 am MTN Time ( 9am PAC Time) to 5 pm MTN Time (4pm PAC Time).  Join us for a basic orienteering class with emphasis on traditional methods of utilizing a Silva Ranger Compass and [» Read More...]