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.

Aug
Wed - Sun
03 - 21
2022

event: Incredibly Wild Online Auction

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Please join us for the Incredibly Wild Online Auction where we are auctioning off over 50 items and experiences! The auction runs from August 3rd to August 21st. Join us in committing to investing in small businesses, local artists, and memory-making experiences with our family and loved ones. Plus, you can feel good knowing your bids will be supporting the …

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Aug
Friday
12
2022

event: Trail Project Day: Star Peak

Contact:Juli Thurston
Method:juli.thurston@montana.edu   

Join us on a trail project where you can break a sweat, meet new friends, and give back to 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, and …

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Aug
Saturday
20
2022

event: Trail Project Day: East Fork Creek

Contact:Cori Callahan
Method:cori@scotchmanpeaks.org   

Join us on a trail project where you can break a sweat, meet new friends, and give back to 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, and …

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Aug
Saturday
27
2022

event: Trail Project Day: East Fork Creek

Contact:Cori Callahan
Method:cori@scotchmanpeaks.org   

Join us on a trail project where you can break a sweat, meet new friends, and give back to 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, and …

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Sep
Friday
02
2022

hike: Hike for All Ages and Abilities – Big Spar Lake

Contact:Brooke Bolin
Method:Brooke@scotchmanpeaks.org   

This hike will be a fun and slow-paced hike for any age or ability. We will be taking our time, checking out the views and flora we can find around us. From the trailhead, the trail drops down nearly to the shores of Spar Lake. It picks up an old logging road and follows along the lake. Then, the trail …

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Sep
Tue - Wed
06 - 07
2022

event: Trail Project Day(s): Napoleon Gulch

Contact:Sam Olson
Method:sam@scotchmanpeaks.org   

Join us September 6th and 7th for a few days of good work on the Napoleon Gulch Trail! As one of the more remote trails in the Scotchman Peaks, Napoleon Gulch offers unparalleled access into the backcountry, valuable for solitude-keen hikers, mushroom harvesters, and hunters. We’ll clear logs, brush out the trail, and even do a little tread work. Come …

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Sep
Friday
09
2022

event: Trail Project Day: Goat Mountain

Contact:Bern Sheldon
Method:bern.sheldon@gmail.com   

Join us on a trail project where you can break a sweat, meet new friends, and give back to 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, and …

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Sep
Saturday
10
2022

event: Trail Project Day: Goat Mountain

Contact:Bern Sheldon
Method:bern.sheldon@gmail.com   

Join us on a trail project where you can break a sweat, meet new friends, and give back to 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, and …

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Sep
Friday
16
2022

event: Trail Project Day: Scotchman Peak

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Join us on a trail project where you can break a sweat, meet new friends, and give back to 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, and …

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Sep
Saturday
24
2022

event: Trail Project Day: Star Peak

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Join us on a trail project where you can break a sweat, meet new friends, and give back to 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, and …

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Oct
Sunday
09
2022

hike: Scotchman Peak Summit Hike: End of Season!

Contact:Phil Hough
Method:nowhere_man97@hotmail.com   

Join us for our annual end of season hike up Scotchman Peak. We go slow enough so everyone can go. Some years it snows, some years it is downright hot. Be prepared for all kinds of weather. 8 mile round trip, 4,000 ft elevation gain. Share this Page

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