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!
Mar
Saturday
07
2015

Ross Creek Cedars Snowshoe Hike

Rating: Easy to Moderate

Snowshoe on a forest service road to the beautiful Ross Creek Cedars where you can wander among the gorgeous, and very large, old growth cedars. Bring a lunch to picnic in the cedars. Then we [» Read More...]


Mar
Sunday
08
2015

Blacktail Creek Riverview Snowshoe

Rating: Moderate

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...]


Mar
Saturday
21
2015

Star Peak Equinox Hike

Rating: Moderate to Strenuous

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...]


Mar
Saturday
28
2015

Goat Mountain Hop

Rating: Strenuous

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...]


Apr
Saturday
11
2015

Goat Mountain Hop Redux

Rating: Strenuous

If you weren’t able to make Jim’s excellent Goat Mtn Hop last month then here’s another chance. This area is so beautiful this time of year that it’s worth a repeat trip. We’ll gain 4,000′ [» Read More...]


Apr
Saturday
18
2015

Scotchman Peak Winter Hike

Rating: Strenuous

  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...]


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...]


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...]


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...]


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...]