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.

Jan
Sunday
30
2022

hike: Annual Ross Creek Cedars Snowshoe – HIKE FULL

Contact:Randi Lui
Method:randi1982@msn.com   

This is our annual snowshoe to the great Ross Creek Cedars for lunch. It is a moderate hike from the parking area to the cedars with about 8 miles roundtrip and slight elevation as we snowshoe up the road. We will stop for views, photos, snacks and to enjoy this beautiful area as we move along. Plan on meeting at …

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Feb
Saturday
05
2022

hike: Family Snowshoe in the Ross Creek Cedars

Contact:Erin Mader Plue
Method:erinmaderplue@gmail.com   

We will park at the Ross Creek Cedars winter parking lot and start snowshoeing or hiking up the road as far as we want to go. If conditions are good and morale is high, we will make it a 7/8 mile round trip adventure. Erin’s kids are 7 and 9 years old and will be setting the pace, making this …

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Feb
Sunday
06
2022

hike: Star Peak Viewing Snowshoe – HIKE FULL

Contact:Juli Thurston
Method:thurstonjuli@gmail.com   

Join us for a winter wonderland snowshoe hike up the Star Peak Trail. We will hike approximately 2.5 miles to a beautiful overlook of the Clark Fork Valley. Share this Page

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Feb
Thursday
17
2022

hike: Star Peak Snowshoe Hike – HIKE FULL

Contact:Cori Callahan
Method:cori@scotchmanpeaks.org   

Join us for a tough but rewarding snowy excursion to Star Peak Lookout. This 10 mile (5 mile one way) hike has a 4000 elevation gain and it isn’t for the faint of heart. But the views awaiting you are well worth the climb! We’ll take it slow and steady, allowing for all interested parties to join. The first two …

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Feb
Friday
25
2022

event: Wild and Scenic Film Festival

Contact:Kelsey Maxwell
Method:kelsey@scotchmanpeaks.org   

This year, we will be hosting the Wild and Scenic Festival both online & in person at the Panida Theatre! We will be showing a curated collection of 10 independent films about wild places and the people working to protect them. All proceeds from the night will go towards our trail building, outdoor education, and mountain goat protection programs in the …


Mar
Saturday
05
2022

hike: Ross Creek Cedars Cross Country Ski

Contact:Preston Andrews
Method:prestonkandrews@gmail.com   

Come enjoy the beautiful Ross Creek Cedars draped in their winter garb. To get there, we will ski FS Rd 398 for 3-4 miles, with an elevation gain of 400-500′, to the entrance to the Ross Creek Cedar Grove. Skis will get us to the grove more quickly than snowshoes, but packing a pair of snowshoes along will make it …

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Mar
Sat - Sun
05 - 06
2022

event: Wilderness & Remote First Aid Course

Contact:Kelsey Maxwell
Method:kelsey@scotchmanpeaks.org   

We want our volunteer trail stewards to be safe in the Scotchmans! That’s why we offer Wilderness & Remote First Aid Courses at a reduced price to our volunteers. These two-day courses will teach you the essential skills you need to protect yourself and others in remote environments. Upon completion, you will receive two American Red Cross Certifications in Wilderness …


Mar
Saturday
12
2022

hike: Ross Creek Cedars Snowshoe Hike

Contact:Juli Thurston
Method:thurstonjuli@gmail.com   

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. The group will meet at the trailhead at 11am Mountain Time and return around 4:00 …

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Mar
Sat - Sun
12 - 13
2022

event: Wilderness & Remote First Aid Course

Contact:kelsey Maxwell
Method:kelsey@scotchmanpeaks.org   

We want our volunteer trail stewards to be safe in the Scotchmans! That’s why we offer Wilderness & Remote First Aid Courses at a reduced price to our volunteers. These two-day courses will teach you the essential skills you need to protect yourself and others in remote environments. Upon completion, you will receive two American Red Cross Certifications in Wilderness …