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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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  • 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 »
  • Miles and miles of trails that meet even the hard core runners and bikers expectations. In just a few minutes you are away from all the cars you may experience at the trail head, keep an eye out for b...  more »
  • Good, well established trails through tall pines and along a creek. Lots of shade, so it's cool in the summer. Outhouses periodically along the trail. Plenty of parking at the trail head. Dogs are wel...  more »