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!
Apr
Sunday
26
2015

North Idaho Tree&Shrub Identification Walk

Rating: Easy

It is spring!  What better way to ease into our summer hike season than with a breezey stroll through the woods to marvel at north Idaho’s amazing dendrological and botanical diversity. The hike leader will [» Read More...]


May
Saturday
16
2015

Star Peak / Billiard Table Mountain

Rating: Strenuous

Star Peak is 6167′ and Billiard Table 6,622′. The initial objective is Star summit which is 4,000′ of vertical and 10 miles round trip. If weather and conditions are good, we’ll continue along the ridge [» Read More...]


Jun
Saturday
13
2015

Morris Creek Ecological Mysteries Hike

Rating: Easy

Have you ever been hiking and seen something that sparked your curiosity – a plant you didn’t recognize, scratches on a tree trunk, or an unfamiliar bird song? Have you ever wanted to stop and [» Read More...]


Jun
Sunday
21
2015

Bee Top Round Top Traverse June 21

Rating: Difficult - Experienced hikers only

Join us on a potential thriller for 24 miles along the Bee Top-Round Top Trail 120 from Trestle Creek to Bee Top Mountain with an evening between near Round Top Mountain. While not in the [» Read More...]


Jun
Saturday
27
2015

Near Solstice Star Peak Hike

Rating: Strenuous

Summer light is long and bright, givng lots of time to get to  Star Peak Lookout, at about 6200 feet, via the new Trail #999. Bring water (the trail is dry) and snacks, lunch, a [» Read More...]


Jul
Sunday
12
2015

Star Peak Yoga Hike

Rating: Strenuous

Stretch your mind and muscles with a yoga warm-up above the beautiful Clark Fork Valley, then hike to 6200-foot Star Peak for more yogi time at the iconic Star Peak Lookout. Return to the cars [» Read More...]


Jul
Sunday
19
2015

Ross Creek Old Growth Hike, July 19

Rating: Moderate

Take a hike though the giants of Ross Creek, the largest trees in Montana. This out-and-back route follows the grade of Ross Creek for a total elevation gain of 500 feet in 5 miles. Length [» Read More...]


Jul
Saturday
25
2015

Little Spar Lake, July 25, 2015

Rating: Moderate to Strenuous

Little Spar Lake sits in a rugged basin within the shadows of 7009-foot Scotchman Peak. The trail to it follows one of the most scenic and dramatic stream valleys in the entire Cabinet Mountain range. [» Read More...]


Aug
Thursday
20
2015

Annual Walk Up the Blue Creek Canyon – August 20, 2015

Rating: Moderate to Strenuous

This annual hike is in honor of the arrival of the leader’s grandfather’s arrival in Montana. “August, 20, 1916. Looked over land for sale. Took a walk up the Blue Creek Canyon.” He bought the [» Read More...]


Sep
Thursday
03
2015

West Fork Walk Home

Rating: Difficult - Experienced hikers only

Climb into the upper Ross Creek basin for the first night’s camp at a huge spring at the base of the Crags. Then, climb into the Crags and traverse the divide between Ross and the [» Read More...]


Sep
Sunday
13
2015

Scotchman Peak – September 13, 2015

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...]