Downstream from Libby, the Kootenai River enters a canyon and flows over Kootenai Falls, one of the largest free-flowing waterfalls in the northwest. A thin forest trail leads through the dark forest and quickly down the river, to the falls and Swinging Bridge. From the highway parking lot to the Swinging Bridge is a nice hike that is not too strenuous. Kootenai Falls is located at milepost 21 on US Highway 2 between Libby and Troy. Picnic and restroom facilities greet the traveler.