Hiking Schedule

The Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness is excited to offer free group hikes winter and summer! We have hikes for all abilities–from easy family hikes to off trail bushwhack adventures.

Make sure to sign up early. All of our hikes have a group size limit. If a hike does fill up, you can sign up below to get your name on the waitlist and be notified if a spot opens up.

Check out the menu of hikes to choose from below.

If you are looking for our Event & Trail Work Schedule click here.

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Please note the Difficulty Rating of each hike and choose hikes within your personal physical limits. Space is limited, so be sure to sign up early!
Jun
Thursday
20
2024

Babies & Backpacks

Rating: Easy

Join Lincoln County Library and Friends of Scotchman Peaks for a series of outdoor hikes geared towards new moms, and families with young children. June 13th – 10:00am   End of River Road “Bighorn Trail” June 20th – 10:00am   Old Hwy 2 across from Kootenai Falls June 27th – 10:00am   Ross Creek Cedars email ddeans@lincolncountylibraries.com for more information and to register. …

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Jun
Thursday
27
2024

Babies & Backpacks

Rating: Easy

Join Lincoln County Library and Friends of Scotchman Peaks for a series of outdoor hikes geared towards new moms, and families with young children. June 13th – 10:00am   End of River Road “Bighorn Trail” June 20th – 10:00am   Old Hwy 2 across from Kootenai Falls June 27th – 10:00am   Ross Creek Cedars email ddeans@lincolncountylibraries.com for more information and to register. …

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Jul
Monday
01
2024

Tree ID/Forest Ecology Hike

Rating: Moderate

Step into the enchanting world of forest ecology on our guided group hike up Pillick Ridge Trail, where you’ll discover the secrets of the trees that tower above us. Led by Jon Colby, Silviculture Forester, KNF Cabinet Ranger District, this immersive experience offers a unique opportunity to delve into the diverse ecosystems of our local forests. As we venture along …

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Jul
Saturday
20
2024

Little Spar Lake Hike

Rating: Strenuous

Join us for an epic hike to Little Spar Lake, the largest alpine lake in the Scotchmans! This hike is just under 7-miles with 1,800 feet of elevation gain, and a creek crossing or two. The trail will take us through a canyon of lush, inland temperate rainforest that will provide a nice canopy for a hot July day. Hike …

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Jul
Sunday
21
2024

Star Peak Full Moon Overnight

Rating: Strenuous

Hike up on a summer’s day to enjoy a full moon and evening camping on Star Peak. We will set up camp in the evening and descend in the morning after enjoying a beautiful sunrise. We will meet at the trailhead at Noon Mountain Time (11am PT). Share this Page

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Jul
Monday
22
2024

Montana Eagle Experience

Rating: Easy

Join Friends of Scotchman Peaks and Kaniksu Land Trust for a spectacular Montana Eagle Experience! Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure with our Montana Eagle Experience, where Paul and Anne Schnell, Eagle and Raptor experts will share her knowledge, passion and their magnificent birds with us at the beautiful Cabinet View Nature Area in Heron. You’ll learn about their behavior, habitat, and …

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Jul
Sunday
28
2024

Foraging Hike with Megan & Juli

Rating: Easy to Moderate

Embark on a magical journey through the lush forest, as you discover the hidden treasures nature has to offer. Follow your senses and collect wild edibles, vibrant berries, and fragrant herbs. The crackle of leaves beneath your feet and the sweet scent of pine needles in the air makes this foraging hike an unforgettable adventure. Join board member and resident …

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Jul
Wednesday
31
2024

FULL – Little Spar Lake Overnight Backpack

Rating: Moderate to Strenuous

This hike is currently full. Please feel free to sign up for the waitlist below.  Thank you! Experience the serenity of the wilderness with our Little Spar Lake Overnight Backpacking Adventure. Nestled in the heart of pristine backcountry, this journey promises breathtaking vistas, tranquil lakeside camping, and unforgettable moments under the starlit sky. Our adventure begins at the trailhead, where …

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Aug
Thursday
08
2024

Moose Lake & Char Falls Hike

Rating: Easy

The Cabinet Mountains are a wonderfully remote region of North Idaho that’s begging to be explored, and it’s here you’ll find the little-known waterfall known as Char Falls and the beautiful Moose Lake north of the Scotchmans. For a memorable trek through unspoiled scenery, this alpine lake and hidden falls won’t disappoint. Moose Lake Trail is a perfect short, easy …

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Aug
Wednesday
14
2024

Star Peak via Pillick Ridge

Rating: Strenuous

Join us for a hike to Star Peak via Blacktail Creek Trail and Pillick Ridge. We will hike up Blacktail Creek Trail 997 then use a hunters trail to make our way up to Pillick Ridge and hiking to Star Peak then down Historic Big Eddy Trail 999 (Star Peak Trail) to Hwy 200. Climbing a little over 4,000 feet, …

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Sep
Saturday
07
2024

Daisy Creek Mine/Archeology Hike

Rating: Easy

Join Friends of Scotchman Peaks and Erika Scheuring, Archeologist with the Lolo National Forest for a journey back in time to hear the history of the Iron Daisy Mine and see the old cabins of those who lived nearby. This abandoned mine is located in the Coeur d’Alene Mountains of western Montana, a mile and a half south of Prospect …

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Sep
Sunday
22
2024

South Fork Ross Creek Falls

Rating: Moderate

Join FSPW on this wonderful hike on the South Fork of the Ross Creek Cedars. Leave the summer crowds behind as we make our way through the ancient Cedars, following the creek up to a waterfall. The trail is mostly shady and passes through the Sawtooth Fire of 2015.  It will be interesting to see the regrowth. Come prepared, the …

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Oct
Sunday
06
2024

Scotchman Peak Summit: End Of Season Hike

Rating: Strenuous

Join us on our annual end of season hike: Scotchman Peak Summit Hike Our annual fall hike to the summit of Scotchman Peak. At 3.8 miles one way and 3,600 feet of climbing, it’s strenuous, but the views are worth the effort! We’ll go slow as an old goat, so all can join. Some years it snows, some years it …

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