Hikes & Events Schedule

Check out our upcoming guided hikes, trail projects, and events!

Guided hikes

We offer free group hikes in the Scotchmans all winter and summer long! We have hikes for all abilities–from easy family hikes to off trail bushwhack adventures. All hikes are led by volunteers. If you’d like to help get folks out into the Scotchmans, sign-up to lead a hike. 

Trail Projects 

Each summer, we restore trails in the Scotchmans so that people can continue to explore our wild backyard. We use crosscut saws, Pulaski’s, shovels, and teamwork to care for the trail. Join us for a trail project day to give back to the trails you love. 

Events

We host events all year long throughout Idaho and Montana to build community around a love for the outdoors. Family fun in the summer, a film festivals in the winter, and a silent auction in the fall are just a few of the events you can look forward to. To stay up-to-date on events, subscribe to our email list.

Jun
Saturday
26
2021

event: Trail Project Day: Star Peak

Contact:Henry Jorden
Method:henry@scotchmanpeaks.org   

Break a sweat to protect the trails you love. Plus, share a fun day outside with fellow Friends of our wild backyard.  You’ll help to clear downed trees, repair tread, remove waterbars, and reduce user created shortcuts on all 5 miles of the trail.  Wear sturdy boots, carry lots of water, pack lunch and lots of snacks, dress in long …

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Jun
Sunday
27
2021

event: Family Fun in the Forest at Lakeview Park

Contact:Henry Jorden
Method:henry@scotchmanpeaks.org   

You can always count on the great outdoors to bring families together. See for yourself when you swing by the Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness’ Family Fun in the Forest events. Come for the games and hands-on activities. Stay for all the handy information and outdoors know-how you’ll pick up along the way! The secind Family Fun in the Forest …

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Jul
Wednesday
07
2021

hike: Family Fun in the Forest: Wildflower Walk on Blacktail Creek Trail

Contact:Kelsey Maxwell
Method:kelsey@scotchmanpeaks.org   

Join FSPW staff member Kelsey Maxwell for a wildflower walk along Blacktail Creek. Kelsey will bring plant ID books and will provide some knowledge about the local flora and fauna. Bring lots of food, water, and layers for rain and sun protection. We will meet at the Blacktail Creek trailhead at 10:00 AM Mountain Time. The trailhead is located at …

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Jul
Friday
09
2021

hike: Family Fun in the Forest: Hike to Ross Creek Cedars

Contact:Henry Jorden
Method:henry@scotchmanpeaks.org   

All ages and all abilities are welcome for a Family Fun in the Forest Hike to Ross Creek Cedars. We will begin at the nature trail and learn about the HUGE cedar trees found in this special spot. Please bring water and a snack. The surface is flat and the distance is less than a mile. We will meet at …

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Jul
Fri - Sat
16 - 17
2021

event: Trail Project Overnight: Star & Napoleon Gulch

Contact:Henry Jorden
Method:Henry@scotchmanpeaks.org   

Break a sweat to protect the trails you love. Plus, share a fun weekend outside with fellow Friends of our wild backyard.  You’ll help to clear downed trees, repair tread, remove waterbars, and reduce user created shortcuts on the trail.  Wear sturdy boots, carry lots of water, pack lunch and lots of snacks, dress in long pants, long shirt, hat, …

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Jul
Sunday
18
2021

hike: Spar Peak Hike

Contact:Juli Thurston
Method: thurstonjuli@gmail.com   

A steady 6 mile out and back climb through various life zones brings one to the monolithic “thumb” of Spar Peak, with expansive views of the Scotchman Peaks interior valleys and peaks. We will meet at the Trailhead at 10:00 am Mountain Time. Share this Page

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Jul
Sunday
25
2021

event: Trail Project Day: Ross Creek

Contact:Henry Jorden
Method:henry@scotchmanpeaks.org   

Break a sweat to protect the trails you love. Plus, share a fun day outside with fellow Friends of our wild backyard.  You’ll help to clear downed trees, repair tread, remove waterbars, and reduce user created shortcuts on the trail.  Wear sturdy boots, carry lots of water, pack lunch and lots of snacks, dress in long pants, long shirt, hat, …

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Jul
Sunday
25
2021

hike: Little Spar Lake Hike

Contact:Juli Thurston
Method: thurstonjuli@gmail.com   

Hike 8 miles out at back through the lush Spar Creek Canyon, a fine example of the interior rain forest, to sparkling green Little Spar Lake. We will meet at the trailhead at 10:00 Am Mountain Time. Share this Page

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Jul
Friday
30
2021

event: Trail Project Day: Star & Napoleon Gulch

Contact:Henry Jorden
Method:henry@scotchmanpeaks.org   

Break a sweat to protect the trails you love. Plus, share a fun day outside with fellow Friends of our wild backyard.  You’ll help to clear downed trees, repair tread, remove waterbars, and reduce user created shortcuts on the trail.  Wear sturdy boots, carry lots of water, pack lunch and lots of snacks, dress in long pants, long shirt, hat, …

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Aug
Saturday
07
2021

event: Trail Project Day: Star Peak

Contact:Henry Jorden
Method:henry@scotchmanpeaks.org   

Break a sweat to protect the trails you love. Plus, share a fun day outside with fellow Friends of our wild backyard.  You’ll help to clear downed trees, repair tread, remove waterbars, and reduce user created shortcuts on the trail.  Wear sturdy boots, carry lots of water, pack lunch and lots of snacks, dress in long pants, long shirt, hat, …

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Aug
Tuesday
10
2021

hike: Family Fun in the Forest: Huckleberry Hike on Pillick Ridge

Contact:Kelsey Maxwell
Method:kelsey@scotchmanpeaks.org   

Join FSPW staff member Kelsey Maxwell for huckleberry picking and eating! We will take a break to make some huckleberry oatmeal and tea. We will start at the Pillick Ridge Trailhead at 10:00 AM Mountain time. Appx. trailhead location is 48.109612, -115.809283   **The date of this hike may be re-scheduled to a later date depending on huckleberry ripeness. Check-in …

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Aug
Sat - Sun
21 - 22
2021

event: Trail Project Overnight: Morris Creek

Contact:Henry Jorden
Method:henry@scotchmanepaks.org   

Break a sweat to protect the trails you love. Plus, share a fun weekend outside with fellow Friends of our wild backyard.  You’ll help to clear downed trees, repair tread, remove waterbars, and reduce user created shortcuts on the trail.  Wear sturdy boots, carry lots of water, pack lunch and lots of snacks, dress in long pants, long shirt, hat, …

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Aug
Friday
27
2021

event: Trail Project Day: Morris Creek

Contact:Henry Jorden
Method:henry@scotchmanpeaks.org   

Break a sweat to protect the trails you love. Plus, share a fun day outside with fellow Friends of our wild backyard.  You’ll help to clear downed trees, repair tread, remove waterbars, and reduce user created shortcuts on the trail.  Wear sturdy boots, carry lots of water, pack lunch and lots of snacks, dress in long pants, long shirt, hat, …

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Sep
Friday
10
2021

hike: East Fork Peak Hike

Contact:Preston Andrews
Method: prestonkandrews@gmail.com   

Climb 3200’ in just under 4 miles to the summit of East Fork Peak, smack dab on the Idaho-Montana border, for awesome views of Savage Mountain and Scotchman No. 2. This late summer hike is planned in order to safely negotiate the ford of East Fork Creek when it’s near its lowest flow. The rest of the hike is dry …

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Sep
Saturday
25
2021

event: Trail Project Day: Goat Mountain

Contact:Henry Jorden
Method:henry@scotchmanpeaks.org   

Break a sweat to protect the trails you love. Plus, share a fun day outside with fellow Friends of our wild backyard.  You’ll help to clear downed trees, repair tread, remove waterbars, and reduce user created shortcuts on the trail.  Wear sturdy boots, carry lots of water, pack lunch and lots of snacks, dress in long pants, long shirt, hat, …

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Oct
Sunday
10
2021

hike: Scotchman Peak Hike

Contact:Phil Hough
Method:phil@scotchmanpeaks.org   

Deb and Phil’s annual fall hike up Scotchman Peak. We will go slow so everyone can go. 8 miles round trip, 3800 foot elevation gain. We will meet at the trailhead at 9:00 AM Mountain Time. Share this Page

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