Exploring Montana; Mount Silcox near Thompson Falls, Montana
Mount Silcox by Thompson Falls, Montana
The most well known peak in Thompson Falls, Montana, Mount Silcox is clearly visible no matter where in Thompson Falls you are. Whether you are looking up from below, looking down from above, or anywhere on the trail in between, Mount Silcox promises to provide some of the most exhilarating views you can imagine! All along the way, you will experience a variety of terrain and scenery that will excite the senses and nourish the soul. From lush green forests, to magnificent rocky cliffs, & wide open mountain vistas, you will find yourself stopping frequently to gaze at one spectacular landscape after another.
A trip to Mount Silcox is best when planned ahead. You will need good hiking shoes, plenty of water, at least one meal (or several snacks), plenty of stamina, and of course, a camera to capture your experiences! There are several ways to get to the top, depending upon whether you'd like to start at the bottom and make it an overnight trip, or drive as far as the highest trailhead, and hike from there. Our directions are from the highest trailhead, which is still a 2 1/2 to 3 hour moderate to strenuous hike each way.
Directions to Mount Silcox:
From Main St. (Hwy. 200) in Thompson Falls, head East to Thompson River Road. Turn left, and stay on the west side of the river for about 7 miles. Turn left on the West Fork, and go a couple of mile to Liver Ridge Rd. Follow Liver Ridge Rd till it ends, and you will see the brush covered trailhead on the right. The pictures below were all taken from along this trail.
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