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.

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!

If you are looking for other events and trail work opportunities, click here.

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
Tuesday
27
2017

First Annual 70+ Peak Assault (Star Peak)

Rating: Strenuous

This hike to Star Peak is reserved for participants that are 70 years of age or more!  Join hike leaders Ken Thacker and Irv McGeachy on this strenous hike to the top of Star Peak. [» Read More...]


Jun
Wednesday
28
2017

Moms and Kids on Trail #999

Rating: Easy to Moderate

If you’re looking for a way to entertain your kids this summer, FSPW’s staff members are leading hikes for moms and their kids in the Scotchmans! We’ll take our time on these kid-friendly excursions and [» Read More...]


Jun
Friday
30
2017

Field Day Friday: A kid hike in Regal Creek.

Rating: Easy to Moderate

FSPW Staff and volunteers will be leading youngsters into the woods for the third summer in a row. We are partnered with Bonner Homeless Transitions, a Sandpoint housing initiative, and invite anybody with kids between [» Read More...]


Jul
Monday
17
2017

Sawtooth Mountain

Rating: Strenuous

Hike leader Sandy Compton has climbed this mountain over a dozen times, and every adventure is a bit different. Hike into the East Fork of Blue Creek to iconic Sawtooth Mountain. This is a mostly [» Read More...]


Jul
Wednesday
19
2017

Moms and Kids on Trail #?

Rating: Easy to Moderate

If you’re looking for a way to entertain your kids this summer, FSPW’s staff members are leading hikes for moms and their kids in the Scotchmans! We’ll take our time on these kid-friendly excursions and [» Read More...]


Jul
Friday
21
2017

Field Day Friday: A kid hike to Ross Creek Cedars

Rating: Easy to Moderate

FSPW Staff and volunteers are leading youngsters into the woods for the third summer in a row. We are partnered  with Bonner Homeless Transitions, a Sandpoint housing initiative, and invite anybody with kids between three [» Read More...]


Aug
Friday
11
2017

Field Day Friday: A Kid Hike up Trail #999

Rating: Easy to Moderate

Bring your youngster out for a walk in the woods with the kids from Bonner Homeless Transitions. You can literally watch lives change as the kids get away from the electronic world and outside among [» Read More...]


Aug
Sunday
20
2017

The Extreme Plein Air V 9.0

Rating: Difficult - Experienced hikers only

This one is for visual artists who want to take their passion a little farther — and carry it on their back. Plan for 5 days and four nights in the Scotchman “outback” with ample [» Read More...]


Aug
Saturday
26
2017

East Fork Peak Hike

Rating: Strenuous

East Fork Peak provides stunning views of the northern part of the proposed Scotchman Peaks Wilderness. This hike starts off with minimal elevation gain the first couple miles, then becomes steep for about 3 miles. [» Read More...]