Ross Creek Cedars features giant cedar trees and other old-growth forest - truly an amazing hike that we combined with hiking around Kootenai Falls.
This self-guided nature trail loops through some of the most astonishing trees in Montana, some several feet around! Interpretive displays point out the scientific significance of plant forms along the trail. Lichen provides a velvety look on some of the old trees, while years of climbing have polished others to a sheen. Ferns and other foliage provide a lush groundcover to compliment the completely shaded trail.
Named for the Ross brothers who mined in the area in the 1930s, this nature area is located south of Troy in the Kootenai National Forest. We stopped here the same day we visited Kootenai Falls. We found Ross Creek Cedars via a tourist website, and were so glad we made the trip to western Montana to see it.