Hiking Schedule

The Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness is proud to present our hike series.  Winter and summer, we have a hike for everyone, from easy family hikes to overnight trips for experienced bushwhackers (We also have a selection of snowshoes and hiking poles to lend). Come join us for one of our organized hikes and see first hand why the Scotchmans deserve the protection of wilderness designation.

Group size is limited and registration is required. Listed below are our current hikes. All entries feature an easy-to-use online registration form that allows you to sign up and notifies the event leader of your intention to attend.

NOTE: IF YOU SIGN UP FOR A HIKE AND LATER CHANGE YOUR MIND FOR ANY REASON, PLEASE LET US KNOW SO WE CAN FILL YOUR SPOT WITH OTHERS WHO ARE ON OUR WAITING LIST.

To cancel, or if your chosen hike is full and you wish to be on a waiting list, e-mail info@scotchmanpeaks.org 

Thank you for your consideration.

Please Note:  On occasion circumstances force us to change our schedule.  If you intend on joining us for any of these volunteer led Group Hikes, be SURE to sign up in advance and also re-confirm with the hike leader a day or so before the hike in case of any unavoidable last minute changes.

Interested in leading a guided hike?  View our “Leading Hikes” Page for more information, or to send us your idea for leading a hike with us!

A map with a key that references the trail heads is at the bottom of this page.

Be sure to check out our Scotchman Peaks Education Series hikes and special stewardship projects and other events!

If you are looking for other events and trail work opportunities, click here.

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!
Feb
Saturday
08
2020

Snowshoe Hike to Ross Creek Cedars

Rating: Moderate to Strenuous

Annual Snowshoe Hike to Ross Creek Cedars. It’s on a road but unplowed and a general uphill climb to the Cedars. Then a quick hike into the Cedars for lunch and then snowshoeing back down the road. Pack lots of water and food for a full day of winter adventure!

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Feb
Sunday
23
2020

Snowshoe Hike Through the Ross Creek Cedars

Rating: Moderate

Hike through the snow along the unplowed county road while enjoying spectacular scenery and views. We will enjoy lunch under the ancient cedars and walk around the lower nature loop before returning the way we came down the county road. This hike has a steady climb but not too steep.

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Mar
Friday
06
2020

Ross Creek Cedars Snowshoe/Hike

Rating: Moderate

End of winter outing for those suffering from cabin fever!

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Mar
Saturday
28
2020

14th Annual Goat Mountain Hop

Rating: Difficult - Experienced hikers only

This hike is for a unique set of individuals. You must be extremely fit and extremely crazy. But it is a rewarding adventure with stunning views (weather permitting). The hike is only a 7 mile round trip but has a total of 4,500 vertical feet – whew!

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