Kootenai Falls & Swinging Bridge
While you are here be sure to stop by and visit Kootenai falls. The largest undamned falls in the state of Montana.
Just downstream from Kootenai Falls, accessible from the same parking area and path, is the swinging bridge. Featured in the movie The River Wild, the swinging bridge crosses the Kootenai and connects to other hiking paths. Adventurous visitors cross the bridge to get better views of the falls. Kayakers cross to gain access to the SuperHole and other river access points.
Ross Creek Cedar Grove
The Ross Creek Scenic Area is a 100 acre ancient grove of western red cedars located four miles off of Bull Lake Road / Highway 56 in south Lincoln County. Ross Creek Cedars is considered one of the “eight must-see attractions” in Lincoln County. The grove is situated in a modified temperate rain forest climate, which has allowed many of the cedars to grow up to twelve feet in diameter and one hundred seventyfive feet tall. Some are as much as five hundred years old and others, fallen and dead, have created a lush habitat for many plants and animals on the forest floor.
The Ross Creek Scenic Area includes a self-guided nature trail loop, just less than one mile in length, with informative signs about the history of the area and the local ecology. The loop is easy for families and wheelchair accessible. Ross Creek runs through the area and a picnic grove is available for public use. Wildlife at Ross Creek includes picas, flying squirrels, bats, and many species of birds and plants. There are no camping facilities at Ross Creek Scenic Area but Bad Medicine and Door Skeels campgrounds are located close by.
There are so many hiking trails in and around the Troy area that it would take months to hike them all. Click here for a list of hiking trails
Troy Museum & Frisbee Golf Course
The Troy Museum and Visitors’ Center, conveniently located on Highway 2 as you enter Troy from the east, is a volunteer-run attraction featuring all Troy-related historical items. It is also home to the FOLF (frisbee golf) course, public restrooms, public posting area, picnic tables, and parking area. The wooden sign in front of the museum was carved entirely by chain saw by Dave Clarke of Eureka, MT. The Troy Museum and Visitors’ Center, in cooperation with the Troy Glass Art Guild, also hosts the annual Arts on the Grass event on the museum lawn. For more information, visit Arts on the Grass or stop in to the museum.
Roosevelt City Park is located along the Kootenai River near the Troy Bridge. Visitors must cross the BNSF railroad tracks at the only crossing in downtown Troy to get to the park. The park offers a boat launch, picnic areas, soccer fields, pavilion, two baseball fields, children’s fishing pond, walking path, basketball court, playground, concession stand (for event use), bathrooms, water play area, skate park, and a yurt on the river bank for visitor rental. Many residents use the park for daily recreation, including walks, picnics, and fishing. Many Troy events also take place at the park, including Troy’s Old Fashioned 4th of July, Kootenai River Bluegrass Festival, and Troy’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt. The park is managed by the City of Troy.
How To Get There
If arriving from the east, follow signs from the Troy Museum and Visitors’ Center. From the west, turn left (north) at the sign for the library.