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.

Don’t see what you’re looking for? We’re always in search of volunteers to lead group hikes and outdoor education field trips. Why not you?

Share this Page
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!
May
Saturday
15
2021

Goat Mountain Hike

Rating: Strenuous

This challenging hike will have us gaining 4,000 ± feet in about 3 miles. Along the way, there are several beautiful views of the Clark Fork Valley and Lake Pend Oreille. Nearing the summit, Scotchman Peak makes quite the appearance. This is a rewarding trail for the resilient hiker. We will meet at the Goat Mountain Trailhead #135 at 9AM …

Share this Page
Read More

May
Friday
21
2021

Ross Creek Cedars Hike

Rating: Easy to Moderate

Start out at the well know Ross Creek Cedars then hike into the backcountry down trail #142 and #321. We will meet at the trailhead at 10:00 am Mountain Time. Share this Page

Share this Page
Read More

May
Monday
24
2021

Blacktail Creek Trail Hike

Rating: Easy to Moderate

This trail may look like it leads nowhere, but its a great out and back 4 mile hike for anyone with a little time to take a trip into the wild Scotchmans. The trail is well-maintained and some nice views make it worth the work. We will meet at the trailhead at 11am Mountain Time.  Share this Page

Share this Page
Read More

May
Monday
24
2021

Delyle Ridge Moonrise Hike

Rating: Moderate to Strenuous

Come join us for this fun, adventurous evening hike to a collapsed fire lookout, to hopefully watch the sunset, stars, and the moonrise over the Scotchmans. Easy to moderate hike, just over 3 miles out and back, with a ~700′ elevation gain during the last part of the trail. Depending on the weather, we may need snowshoes and add a …

Share this Page
Read More

Jun
Tuesday
08
2021

Spruce Lake Hike

Rating: Moderate

Hike approx. 5 miles up an old logging road with two small creek crossings. Expect to see wonderful views of snow capped mountains peaks and wild flowers in bloom. Our destination is the smaller lake to the east of the main Spruce Lake. We will meet at the trailhead at 9:00 AM Mountain Time. Share this Page

Share this Page
Read More

Jul
Sunday
11
2021

Family Fun in the Forest: Hike to Ross Creek Cedars

Rating: Easy

All ages and all abilities are welcome for a Family Fun in the Forest Hike to Ross Creek Cedars. We will begin at the nature trail and learn about the HUGE cedar trees found in this special spot. Please bring water and a snack. The surface is flat and the distance is less than a mile. We will meet at …

Share this Page
Read More

Jul
Sunday
18
2021

Spar Peak Hike

Rating: Moderate to Strenuous

A steady 6 mile out and back climb through various life zones brings one to the monolithic “thumb” of Spar Peak, with expansive views of the Scotchman Peaks interior valleys and peaks. We will meet at the Trailhead at 10:00 am Mountain Time. Share this Page

Share this Page
Read More

Aug
Tuesday
03
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

Share this Page
Read More

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 …

Share this Page
Read More

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

Share this Page
Read More