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 to 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
Saturday
16
2018

Old Growth Ecology Hike

Rating: Easy to Moderate

Join Brian Baxter and Pat McLeod at the Ross Creek Cedar Grove for an old growth ecology educational hike. Click here for details and to sign up.


Jun
Thursday
21
2018

70+ Scotchman Peak Hike

Rating: Strenuous

For those who are 70 years young or older. This iconic Bonner County hike gains about 3650 feet in elevation over nearly 8 miles of trail. It is on well-constructed tread most of the way, [» Read More...]


Jul
Sunday
08
2018

South Fork of Ross Creek

Rating: Moderate

After admiring the stature and hush of these mammoth trees at Ross Creek Cedars, we will head up and beyond to the South Fork of Ross Creek. Here you will make a primitive creek crossing, [» Read More...]


Aug
Monday
06
2018

Sawtooth Mountain

Rating: Difficult - Experienced hikers only

This bushwhack is complete with route-finding, thinking like an elk, tag alder, huckleberries, the occasional cliff, talus large and small, “where-the-heck-are-we” moments and a grand, all-day adventure worth every minute, ounce of sweat and drop [» Read More...]


Oct
Saturday
06
2018

Scotchman Peak

Rating: Strenuous

The namesake peak, slow and steady, like a mountain goat, just under 4 miles one way, just under 4,000 feet. This is strenuous. Come prepared for fall, layers of warm clothing and a bright outer [» Read More...]