Hiking Schedule

The Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness is proud 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!
Aug
Tuesday
10
2021

Family Fun in the Forest: Huckleberry Hike on Pillick Ridge

Rating: Moderate

Join FSPW staff member Kelsey Maxwell for huckleberry picking and eating! We will take a break to make some huckleberry oatmeal and tea. We will start at the Pillick Ridge Trailhead at 10:00 AM Mountain time. Appx. trailhead location is 48.109612, -115.809283   **The date of this hike may be re-scheduled to a later date depending on huckleberry ripeness. Check-in …

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Aug
Saturday
21
2021

Morris Creek Flora and Fauna Hike

Rating: Easy to Moderate

Join us on the Morris Creek Trail for a moderate 2.5-3 mile hike. This drainage does not disappoint with overall beautiful scenery. Becky will share information on local flora and fauna as we walk, particularly local wildlife. This is a nice out and back hike through cedar and hemlock with a few small stream crossings. The hike takes off from …

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Aug
Saturday
28
2021

Spar Peak Hike

Rating: Moderate to Strenuous

A journey a little over 7 miles. We will enter a large old-growth forest and ascend up Cub Creek towards the magnificent Spar peak. A climb of over 3,100 feet, you will feel every mile as we enjoy wildflowers, huckleberries, ancient snags, and the first signs of fall color at the top. Bring a coat as it’s always chilly and …

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Aug
Sunday
29
2021

Little Spar Lake Hike

Rating: Moderate

Hike 8 miles out at back through the lush Spar Creek Canyon, a fine example of the interior rain forest, to sparkling green Little Spar Lake. We will meet at the trailhead at 10:00 Am Mountain Time. Share this Page

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Sep
Friday
10
2021

East Fork Peak Hike

Rating: Strenuous

Climb 3200’ in just under 4 miles to the summit of East Fork Peak, smack dab on the Idaho-Montana border, for awesome views of Savage Mountain and Scotchman No. 2. This late summer hike is planned in order to safely negotiate the ford of East Fork Creek when it’s near its lowest flow. The rest of the hike is dry …

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Sep
Sunday
19
2021

Fall Hike to Star Peak

Rating: Moderate to Strenuous

Head to the historic lookout atop Star Peak and see some beautiful fall colors and scenery along the way. This hike is 10 miles round trip with an elevation gain of about 4,000 feet. We will travel switchbacks up to the forest and then venture through an old burn area full of beautiful vegetation and huckleberries. Then the final push …

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Oct
Sunday
10
2021

Scotchman Peak Hike

Rating: Moderate to Strenuous

Deb and Phil’s annual fall hike up Scotchman Peak. We will go slow so everyone can go. 8 miles round trip, 3800 foot elevation gain. We will meet at the trailhead at 9:00 AM Mountain Time. Share this Page

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Oct
Sunday
10
2021

Ross Creek Waterfall Hike

Rating: Easy to Moderate

Enjoy a moderate 6-mile round trip hike through the ancient cedars and up to the waterfalls above the South Fork of the Ross Creek Cedars. We will meet at the Ross Creek Cedars Trailhead at 10 AM Mountain Time. Share this Page

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