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.

Feb
Saturday
11
2023

hike: Wild Montana & FSPW Spar Lake Snowshoe Hike

Contact:Juli Thurston
Method:Juli@scotchmanpeaks.org   

Friends of Scotchman Peaks and Wild Montana are teaming up for a snowshoe trek to scenic Spar Lake. Along the way we’ll keep an eye out for tracks, ID conifer species, and discuss the long running campaign to designate the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness. Bring lunch, plenty of fluid, and extra layers.  Registration opens January 11th here https://wildmontana.org/event/spar-lake-snowshoe/ Event is February 11th …

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Feb
Tuesday
14
2023

hike: Hikes Are For Lovers

Contact:Brooke Bolin
Method:Brooke@scotchmanpeaks.org   

Join FSPW own Brooke Bolin for this fun Valentine’s Day hike in the Cedars. This is a hike for all ages and abilities, bring a partner or don’t.  Take beautiful valentines winter pictures with your beau, dog, or lovely children. The event is 11-2pm MST (10-1pm PST) in the Ross Creek Cedars Share this Page

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Feb
Saturday
18
2023

hike: Dry Creek Wildlife ID/Tracking Snowshoe Hike

Contact:Juli Thurston
Method:juli@scotchmanpeak.org   

Join us for a winter snowshoe hike along the Bull River and learn about local wildlife (hopefully we’ll even see some tracks). Don’t have snowshoes? We have some you can use! There is one creek to cross at the beginning. It’s pretty easy but wear water proof gear. Trail is mostly flat with a few hills and beautiful winter scenery. …

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Feb
Saturday
25
2023

hike: Photography 101 Class and Snowshoe Hike

Contact:Joel Thompson
Method:joel@scotchmanpeaks.org   

Join us for a fun day shooting winter scenes at Cabinet View Nature Area in Heron. If you are new to shooting bring your camera (and owners manual) and lets hunt for creative compositions.. If you are shooting in program mode, let’s unleash the creative power of manual settings. We will discuss the relationship of Exposure, Shutter speed and ISO …

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Feb
Sunday
26
2023

hike: Ross Creek Cedars Snowshoe Hike

Contact:Juli Thurston
Method:Juli@scotchmanpeaks.org   

Join us for a winter wonderland snowshoe hike to the Ross Creek Cedars. If conditions are good and morale is high, we will make it a 7/8 mile round trip adventure. Make sure to bring extra layers (especially socks) and lots of food and water. Event will be from 11-4pm MST (10-3pm PST) Share this Page

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Mar
Thursday
02
2023

event: Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Contact:
Method:info@scotchmanpeaks.org   

Join us at the historic Panida Theatre for SYRCL’s 2023 Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour! Enjoy a curated collection of independent films about wild places and the people working to protect them. This year’s films all focus on Inspiring Adventures. “Fight or Flight” chronicles the journey of the first female pilot employed by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. She …

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Mar
Saturday
04
2023

hike: Star Peak Lookout Snowshoe Hike

Contact:Rebecca Sanchez
Method:rebeccak.schweitzer@gmail.com   

Join us on a snowshoe hike up Star Peak. Join Rebecca and her adventurous family for this trip up to the Star Peak Lookout. The lookout sits at about 6200 feet, we will gain 4,000 ± feet in just over 5 miles! For those of you not familiar with snowshoeing that is a strenuous hike…fun and exhilarating but not just …

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Mar
Sunday
05
2023

hike: Blue Creek Animal Tracking Hike

Contact:Sandy Compton
Method:mrcomptonjr@gmail.com   

Join Sandy Compton in his “backyard”, as he leads you on walk on the wild side in the Blue Creek watershed area. This is an area that has historically provided winter trackers with discoveries ranging from the tiny trails of mice to the post-holes that moose leave and other mega-fauna that might even EAT a moose. It’s fun and exciting …

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Mar
Monday
06
2023

hike: Storm Moon Snowshoe Hike

Contact:Juli Thurston
Method:juli@scotchmanpeaks.org   

Join Friends of Scotchman Peaks and Kaniksu Land Trust for a winter snowshoe hike under the light of a full moon. We will trek up Thompson River and up FS Rd 7657 to see some great views of the river and beautiful winter scenery. Don’t have snowshoes? We have some you can use! Although we will have the Storm Moon …

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Mar
Saturday
11
2023

hike: Gourmet X-C Ski trip to Spar Lake

Contact:Celeste Grace & Mary Franzel
Method:celestegrace@gmail.com   

A some-what annual tradition. Strap your skis on and get ready for a gourmet feast! We will ski from the closest access point we can drive to off Asarco Mine Road in Troy MT. Snow permitting we will ski up gentle elevation for several miles until we reach Spar Lake. There we will (hopefully) bask in the early spring sun …

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