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Rattlesnake National Recreation Area, Missoula

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Rattlesnake National Recreation Area is a United States National Recreation Area located 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) north of Missoula, Montana in the Rattlesnake Creek drainage area. It is administered by the Lolo National Forest and is adjacent to the Rattlesnake Wilderness. Both the recreation area and the wilderness area were established by the U.S. Congress on October 19, 1980.There are more than 73 miles of hiking trails in the recreation area many of which are also open to horseback riders, mountain bikers, and cross-country skiers.
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  • What a convenient gem for local access to the outdoors. Great hiking, wildlife (if you go early), well-maintined trails; close to town.  more »
  • First time here and definitely want to come back to explore more! There are handy trail maps and trail signs. Some nice views to be had as well. If you're a mtn biker or trail runner, this is worth ch...  more »
  • I loved how close this recreation area was to the city. It was easy to find and all trails were well marked. I hiked for about 2 hours at this rec area and enjoyed every minute!  more »
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  • Watch out for packs of bears roaming these hills they are in search of herds of illusive cougars be sure to spray on ur bear repellent and keep in mind the deer change into elk at 7500 ft

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