Check out our upcoming guided hikes, trail projects, and events!
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.
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.
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.
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, sunblock, …
We will be celebrating the wild Scotchmans and thanking our amazing summer season volunteers with an epic all-day event on Saturday, October 9th. Details are still in the works, but you can look forward to live music in the woods, food trucks, an award ceremony for volunteers, and the opportunity to win a plane ride above the Scotchmans. Stay tuned for more details and for …
hike: Scotchman Peak Hike
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
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