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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  • September 18, 2017
    Only minutes out of Missoula, the recreational opportunities here are endless. Hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, etc. The landscape is stunning and the recreatio...  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    Some friends and I enjoyed a 2 hour hike in this wonderful natural recreation area. The trails are well marked and maintained. There are many opportunities to hike down to the creek and enjoy the wate...  more »
  • July 14, 2017
    What a convenient gem for local access to the outdoors. Great hiking, wildlife (if you go early), well-maintined trails; close to town.  more »
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  • March 13, 2017
    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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