Ross Creek Cedar Grove

Ross Creek Cedar Grove

The Ross Creek Cedar Grove is a treasure in western Montana in the Kootenai National Forest.  Western red cedars thrive in the grove and some are more than 8 feet in diameter and over 400 years old.  There is a great and level trail that is maintained throughout the grove.  Interpretive signs all along the trail educate visitors about the trees, animal life, and cycles of nature.  The trail is less than a mile and takes about an hour to go through.

Look for fallen trees, trees that are hollow, and trees to hide in.  This is a great sunny day exploration, as it is totally forested.  Also a good place for those light rainy days.  Bug spray is a good thing to have along, just in case.

When driving into Montana from the west, through Idaho, the giant cedar trees can be accessed south of Route 2 between Troy and Libby, or north from route 200 between Heron and Noxon.  Route 56 connects rt. 2 and rt. 200, as it runs along Bull Lake.  The turn off is to the west and clearly marked.  Drive around 4 miles up to the grove.

This little side stop is highly recommended.  What a great way to see giant cedar trees without the crowds.  After your visit, head south to Trout Creek and Thompson Falls for your B&B stay.

 
The Lodge at Trout Creek

The Lodge at Trout Creek

Average Rate: 
$200 - $299
Distance: 21.1mi
Thompson Falls

Rocky Point Ranch B&B

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 47.6mi
Cabin Creek Landing

Cabin Creek Landing Bed and Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$200 - $299
Distance: 52mi

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