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
Saturday
08
2022

hike: Annual Regal Creek Snowshoe

Contact:Phil Hough
Method:phil@scotchmanpeaks.org   

Our annual kick-off to the winter season. We’ll stroll down along Lightning Creek and then climb a short way up Regal Creek trail to a view of the valley. This will be an out and back trip of about 6 to 7 miles. This adventure will most likely be on snowshoes and will be suitable for all abilities. Bring layers …

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Jan
Thursday
13
2022

event: Pint Night Fundraiser at MickDuff’s

Contact:Kelsey Maxwell
Method:kelsey@scotchmanpeaks.org   

Join us for a fundraiser at Mickduff’s Brewing Co. Beer Hall. Proceeds will go towards keeping the Scotchmans wild and roadless. Festivities will begin at 5:30 pm. Share this Page

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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
Thursday
17
2022

hike: Star Peak Snowshoe Hike

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   

Join us online or in-person for the Wild and Scenic Film Festival! We will be showing several independent films all about wild places and the people working to protect them. The festival will be hosted online and in-person and the Panida Theatre in Sandpoint. More details and ticket sales will be announced soon. Share this Page

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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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