Troy is the lowest point in Montana at an elevation of 1,892 feet. This town of about 1,100 is on the west bank of the Kootenai River, which flows northwest from Troy into Idaho. The Cabinet Mountains are to the south and the Purcell Mountains are to the north. Visitors can walk among cedars that are more than 500 years old and 250 feet high at the Ross Creek Cedar Grove Scenic Area, south of town. The western red cedar forest is a Pacific rainforest, a little unusual for Montana, with more than 50 inches of rain annually.
Visit the Troy Museum and Visitors Center for information about the area.