8 epic summer hikes in the Scotchmans

The Scotchmans offer adventure for everyone – from first-time hikers to seasoned outdoor recreationists.

There are secret waterfalls to discover, fields of wildflowers to explore, and alpine lakes to dive into. You can explore these trails with us or on your own. Regardless, make sure you have a copy of the trail map. Here are just a few great trails to explore this summer.

Easier hikes

North Fork of Ross Creek

  • 7 miles round-trip
  • 700 ft. elevation gain

Meander through the giant cedars. Once you hike past the boundary of the Ross Creek Cedars Scenic Area, you will be in total solitude. Wild berries are incredibly abundant along this trail! Ross Creek is beautiful all year round. This is a great trail for the family.

Morris Creek

  • 8 miles round-trip
  • 1,400 ft. elevation gain