Welcome to Trout Creek, Montana

  • North Shore

    Photo courtesy: MTOT

  • Huckleberry Festival

    Photo courtesy: Scott Eggensperger

  • Gem Peak

Trout Creek was a thriving town in the 1800s. "Old Trout Creek" was upstream across the creek where Larchwood is now. Logging, railroading, and mining were the principal activities. In 1910 Jim Hylent bought forty acres of timbered land and the town moved to its present location, where he built the Hylent Hotel; some say he had hoped the town would be named after him. There was a boom here during 1955-1956 while the Noxon Rapids Dam was being built. (from Cheney's Names on the Face of Montana, Mountain Press Publishing Company)

Cabinet Mountains Wilderness. Numerous roads and hiking trails lead to high peaks and spectacular views of the surrounding area. Camping, hiking, hunting, and fishing are at a premium. Cabinet Gorge and Noxon Reservoirs offer opportunities to catch bass and perch. The Trout Creek/Noxon area is also famous for its abundance of huckleberries.

This small town in northwest Montana, proclaimed by the legislature as the huckleberry capital of Montana, hosts the annual Huckleberry Festival. Enjoy live entertainment, huckleberry desserts and pancakes, a parade, childrens activities, arts and crafts, exhibits, and more.