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.
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!
Join FSPW from 9am – 4pm MT at the #999 Forest Service Trailhead. Star Peak Lookout sits at about 6200 feet. We will gain 4,000 ± feet in just over 5 miles! On a clear day, the lookout has some incredible views of the surrounding mountains and valley below. If the weather does not allow for a summit trip, we …Read More
Friends of Scotchman Peaks and Kaniksu Land Trust are excited to host Rebecca Sanchez for a fabulous Hiking with Kids presentation. You won’t want to miss her stories and insight on hiking with kids in the backcountry or anywhere for that matter! She has lived and worked in some of the most treasured and beautiful landscapes around the country. She …Read More
Join the Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness as we step back out into the backcountry for our annual winter hike up Regal Creek. We will be celebrating our 19th Anniversary! This trip will be start about 3 miles down Lightning Creek Road and we’ll stroll down along Lightning Creek and then climb a short way up Regal Creek trail to …Read More
Join FSPW for a brisk walk up the road to the Ross Creek Cedars trailhead. It is a fairly steep hike. We will stop for views, photos, snacks and to enjoy this beautiful area as we move along. We may need snowshoes so please bring them and we will decide at the trailhead if we will utilize them or pack …Read More
Join FSPW and Carl Rantzow for this 7.5 miles round trip & approximate 4,000 vertical feet snowshoe. It starts from the Lightning Creek road near Clark Fork and climbs to a beautiful corniced ridgeline before reaching the summit of Goat mountain. The views of Scotchman Peak, Lake Pend Oreille & the surrounding mountains is spectacular. This hike is definitely designed …Read More
Join FSPW for our annual snowshoe to the great Ross Creek Cedars for lunch. It is a moderate hike from the parking area to the cedars with about 8 miles roundtrip and slight elevation as we snowshoe up the road. We will stop for views, photos, snacks and to enjoy this beautiful area as we move along. Plan on meeting …Read More
Join Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness and Wild Montana for a snowshoe along the Bull River! We’ll follow the Dry Creek Trail beneath a dense evergreen canopy. The wall of green occasionally breaks, offering grand views into the scenic Bull River Valley. We’ll move at a leisurely pace so we have plenty of time to ID wildlife tracks and interpret the …Read More
Join Friends of Scotchman Peaks and Kaniksu Land Trust for a winter snowshoe hike under the light of a full moon. We will trek up Thompson River and up FS Rd 7657 to see some great views of the river and beautiful winter scenery. Don’t have snowshoes? We have some you can use! Although we will have the Storm Moon …Read More
Welcome to Hiking 101, a talk (and hike) designed for beginner outdoor enthusiasts who want to embark on the exciting journey of hiking! This workshop is your passport to discovering the wonders of the great outdoors on foot. Whether you’re looking to conquer mountain peaks or stroll through serene forests, this workshop equips you with the knowledge and skills needed …Read More
Let the moon and stars align! Join us for a snow shoe adventure to the top of Star Peak for the full WORM moon in March. We will start at a reasonable hour and hike and snowshoe to the top where we will enjoy hot beverages and food and watch the moon rise! Then a brisk snowshoe down with the …Read More