Hikes, Events, & Trail Work Schedule

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. 

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, film festivals in the winter and wild trivia are just a few of the events you can look forward to.

Jul
Wednesday
06
2022

event: Trail Talks at Trails End Brewery in CDA

Contact:Kelsey Maxwell
Method:kelsey@scotchmanpeaks.org   

Join us at Trails End Brewery for a chat about the proposed Scotchman Wilderness. You’ll have the chance to meet with fellow outdoor enthusiasts, learn about becoming a trail ambassador, and more! This event is co-hosted by the Spokane Hikerbabes, North Idaho Backpacking Babes, and Trails End Run Club. You’ll also get the chance to meet one of FSPW’s business …

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Jul
Friday
08
2022

event: Trail Project Day: Scotchman Peak

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Join us on a trail project where you can break a sweat, meet new friends, and give back to 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, sunblock, and …

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Jul
Monday
11
2022

hike: Hike – Dry Creek #1020

Contact:Juli Thurston
Method:juli.thurston@montana.edu   

Join me for a cool shaded hike along the Bull River. Despite the name, don’t count on staying dry when you hike Dry Creek! A few hills and a stream crossing to make it worthwhile, but not strenuous at all. Just remember to come prepared. Be sure to bring plenty of water, snacks, and extra layers in anticipation of the …

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Jul
Friday
15
2022

event: Trail Project Day: Goat Mountain

Contact:Phil Hough
Method:phil@scotchmanpeaks.org   

Join us on a trail project where you can break a sweat, meet new friends, and give back to 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, sunblock, and …

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Jul
Saturday
16
2022

event: Trail Project Day: Napoleon Gulch

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Join us on a trail project where you can break a sweat, meet new friends, and give back to 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, sunblock, and …

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Jul
Sunday
17
2022

event: Ross Creek Cedars Writing Workshop

Contact:Sam Olson
Method:sam@scotchmanpeaks.org   

Immerse yourself in the primordial creativity of the Ross Creek Cedars! On Sunday, July 17th, join Brooke and Sam on a hike up Trail 142, stopping along the way to respond to a series of creative writing prompts. Whether it’s through poetry, short stories, or journal entries, we’ll practice letting our words flow just like the ever-morphing character of Ross …

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Jul
Saturday
30
2022

event: Trail Project Day: Spar Peak

Contact:Juli Thurston
Method:juli.thurston@montana.edu   

Join us on a trail project where you can break a sweat, meet new friends, and give back to 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, sunblock, and …

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Aug
Tuesday
02
2022

event: Trail Project Day: Regal Creek

Contact:Bern Sheldon
Method:bern.sheldon@gmail.com   

Join us on a trail project where you can break a sweat, meet new friends, and give back to 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, sunblock, and …

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Aug
Saturday
06
2022

event: Trail Project Day: Little Spar Lake

Contact:Juli Thurston
Method:juli.thurston@montana.edu   

Join us on a trail project where you can break a sweat, meet new friends, and give back to 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, sunblock, and …

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Aug
Friday
12
2022

event: Trail Project Day: Star Peak

Contact:Juli Thurston
Method:juli.thurston@montana.edu   

Join us on a trail project where you can break a sweat, meet new friends, and give back to 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, sunblock, and …

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Aug
Saturday
20
2022

event: Trail Project Day: East Fork Creek

Contact:Cori Callahan
Method:cori@scotchmanpeaks.org   

Join us on a trail project where you can break a sweat, meet new friends, and give back to 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, sunblock, and …

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Aug
Saturday
27
2022

event: Trail Project Day: East Fork Creek

Contact:Cori Callahan
Method:cori@scotchmanpeaks.org   

Join us on a trail project where you can break a sweat, meet new friends, and give back to 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, sunblock, and …

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Sep
Friday
02
2022

hike: Hike for All Ages and Abilities – Big Spar Lake

Contact:Brooke Bolin
Method:Brooke@scotchmanpeaks.org   

This hike will be a fun and slow-paced hike for any age or ability. We will be taking our time, checking out the views and flora we can find around us. From the trailhead, the trail drops down nearly to the shores of Spar Lake. It picks up an old logging road and follows along the lake. Then, the trail …

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Sep
Friday
09
2022

event: Trail Project Day: Goat Mountain

Contact:Bern Sheldon
Method:bern.sheldon@gmail.com   

Join us on a trail project where you can break a sweat, meet new friends, and give back to 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, sunblock, and …

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Sep
Saturday
10
2022

event: Trail Project Day: Goat Mountain

Contact:Bern Sheldon
Method:bern.sheldon@gmail.com   

Join us on a trail project where you can break a sweat, meet new friends, and give back to 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, sunblock, and …

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Sep
Friday
16
2022

event: Trail Project Day: Scotchman Peak

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Join us on a trail project where you can break a sweat, meet new friends, and give back to 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, sunblock, and …

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Sep
Saturday
24
2022

event: Trail Project Day: Star Peak

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Join us on a trail project where you can break a sweat, meet new friends, and give back to 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, sunblock, and …

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Oct
Sunday
09
2022

hike: Scotchman Peak Summit Hike: End of Season!

Contact:Phil Hough
Method:nowhere_man97@hotmail.com   

Join us for our annual end of season hike up Scotchman Peak. We go slow enough so everyone can go. Some years it snows, some years it is downright hot. Be prepared for all kinds of weather. 8 mile round trip, 4,000 ft elevation gain. Share this Page

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