Day 2: Sandpoint to Trout Creek, MT
BASICS:DATE: MONDAY, AUGUST 6th
DISTANCE: 67.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN: + 2698
ELEVATION: 2372 ft
Average High Temperature in August: 83° F
Average Low Temperature in August: 46° F
Average Rainfall in August: 1.18”
Leaving Sandpoint we pass through the towns of Ponderay and Hope before stopping at our first rest stop in Clark Fork where will break away from the traditional rest stop food to gorge ourselves on freshly baked pastries prepared by the local well known Clark Fork Bakery, a highlight of previous years. From here we follow the Clark Fork River as we enter Montana passing by Noxon and then on to Trout Creek, Montana.
Trout Creek is located a stone's throw from the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness and is the huckleberry capital of Montana! Each year this charming community hosts its annual Huckleberry Festival, attracting visitors from around the region to celebrate the purple berry. But it's not all about the huckleberries. Trout Creek also has accessible recreational opportunities, including camping, hiking, hunting and fishing sites. Also located nearby is beautiful Vermillion and Graves Creek falls.
Camping:Trout Creek City Park will be our overnight camping location.
Lodging:Lakeside Motel & Resort
Address: 2955 MT-200, Trout Creek, MT 59874
Phone: (406) 827-4458
Trout Creek Motel & RV Park
Address: 2972 MT-200, Trout Creek, MT 59874
Phone: (406) 827-3268