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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  • We live within one mile of the recreational area, great for trail riding, leisure walks and dog walking. If you are new to Missoula this is your area.  more »
  • One of the unique things about Missoula is how close a vibrant downtown is to the edge of true wilderness. You can hike for miles in the Rattlesnake and not see a sole. You can also stick to the tired...  more »
  • It's Montana wilderness. Translation: It's not Yosemite, Rocky Mountain National Park or Glacier so it's not Ansel Adams post-card spectacular. But it is: lack of people traffic and an embarrassment o...  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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