The Ross Creek Giant Cedars are located in the Kootenai National Forest in Northwest Montana. Ross Creek Cedar is a grove of western red cedars, some of which are more than 8 feet in diameter. An interpretive walking tour, slightly less than a mile in length, explains the area ecology and history.
Those wishing to visit the spectacular Ross Creek Cedars should take State Highway 56 in northwestern Montana to just south of Bull Lake. A sign indicating the turn toward the Cedars can be found there pointing the way. Four miles to the west is the Ross Creek Cedar Grove Scenic Area. A camping facility by the name of Bad Medicine Campground is located on the westbound road to the Cedars for those wishing to camp in the area.
Directions from Thompson Falls:
From Main St. (Hwy. 200) in Thompson Falls, head west through town, and continue on through Trout Creek and Noxon. About midway between Noxon and Heron, turn right on Hwy 56. The turnoff to the Cedars is located just before the south end of Bull Lake. Turn left, and follow the road until just before the camping area, where you will make another left. From this point, it is just a little over 4 mi. to the Ross Creek Cedars parking lot. The road to the Cedars is newly paved, but becomes somewhat steep and winding a little ways up.