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National Forest Picnic Ground Ross Creek Cedar Grove Scenic Area
Overview Service & Activities
Overview Service & Activities
About The Ross Creek Scenic Area is located on the Kootenai National Forest in northwest Montana. This 100-acre scenic area is home to a grove of giant, ancient western red cedars. Some of these trees grow up to 12 feet in diameter and 175 feet in height. Consisting of 500-year-old giant red cedars in a rain forest atmosphere, this area is a favorite with visitors to the Forest. Available is a paved nature trail, a very easy walk with informational signs and benches along the route. Ross Creek Trail 142 is 4.5 miles in length and is an excellent day hike through a closed canopy of cedars and hemlocks. There is no overnight use however; Bad Medicine Campground is located nearby. The road to the Cedars is paved but because the road is somewhat steep and winding there is a trailer parking area at the base. Length: .9 mile nature trail -- Township 28N, R34W, Section 12 Elevation: 3,400 feet. Area Map: Kootenai National Forest Visitors Map USGS Map1: Sawtooth Mountain.
MAILING ADDRESS 12858 US Highway 2
Troy, MT 59935
CONTACT 406-295-4693
FAX 406-295-7410
SEASON Spring, Summer, Fall
SPECIAL DIRECTIONS From Troy, travel east 3 miles on US Highway 2. Turn onto Montana Highway 56 and travel 21 miles. Turn right onto Ross Creek Road 398 and follow for 4 miles.
SERVICES Handicapped Accessible Parking
ACTIVITIES Bird Watching Cross-Country Skiing Hiking Nature Outdoor Activity Photography Picnicking Snowshoeing Wildlife Viewing

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