Hikes, Events, & Trail Work 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.

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
Wednesday
18
2021

event: 219 Fundraiser

Contact:Kelsey Maxwell
Method:Kelsey@scotchmanpeaks.org   

Drink beer and enjoy live music for a cause! Music will be provided by John Fershee and friends starting at 7pm. Other details TBD. Stay tuned! Share this Page

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Aug
Sat - Sun
21 - 22
2021

event: Trail Project Optional 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. Choose to camp overnight and work both days or join us for one or the other day. No camping required  You’ll help to clear downed trees, repair tread, remove waterbars, and reduce user created shortcuts on the trail.  …

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Aug
Saturday
21
2021

hike: Morris Creek Flora and Fauna Hike

Contact:Becky Haag
Method:bphaag@gmail.com   

Join us on the Morris Creek Trail for a moderate 2.5-3 mile hike. This drainage does not disappoint with overall beautiful scenery. Becky will share information on local flora and fauna as we walk, particularly local wildlife. This is a nice out and back hike through cedar and hemlock with a few small stream crossings. The hike takes off from …

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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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Aug
Saturday
28
2021

hike: Spar Peak Hike

Contact:Jamilee Scheiwe
Method:scheiwej@gmail.com   

A journey a little over 7 miles. We will enter a large old-growth forest and ascend up Cub Creek towards the magnificent Spar peak. A climb of over 3,100 feet, you will feel every mile as we enjoy wildflowers, huckleberries, ancient snags, and the first signs of fall color at the top. Bring a coat as it’s always chilly and …

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Aug
Sunday
29
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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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
Sunday
19
2021

hike: Fall Hike to Star Peak

Contact:Jamie Scheiwe
Method: scheiwej@gmail.com   

Head to the historic lookout atop Star Peak and see some beautiful fall colors and scenery along the way. This hike is 10 miles round trip with an elevation gain of about 4,000 feet. We will travel switchbacks up to the forest and then venture through an old burn area full of beautiful vegetation and huckleberries. Then the final push …

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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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Oct
Sunday
10
2021

hike: Ross Creek Waterfall Hike

Contact: Jamilee Scheiwe
Method:scheiwej@gmail.com   

Enjoy a moderate 6-mile round trip hike through the ancient cedars and up to the waterfalls above the South Fork of the Ross Creek Cedars. We will meet at the Ross Creek Cedars Trailhead at 10 AM Mountain Time. Share this Page

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