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Rattlesnake National Recreation Area

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Description: An all-season recreation area, this wilderness region is designated to...
An all-season recreation area, this wilderness region is designated to promote the watershed, recreational, wildlife and educational values of the land.
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A Peaceful Walk

We wandered around this park and really enjoyed the experience. We were on the paved trail for a while then went off to a hiking trail. Peace and quiet ~

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We wandered around this park and really enjoyed the experience. We were on the paved trail for a while then went off to a hiking trail. Peace and quiet ~

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Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The national recreation area is a wonderful treasure up the Rattlesnake in Missoula which includes easy and more difficult hikes - many day hikes and upward trails to trek along, enjoy and take in nature's beauty. There is ample parking and simple restrooms at the start of the trails.Bring a camera and water to stay hydrated.

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Apache Junction, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Stopping in Missoula for the night on a road trip, we saw this hiking trail and used it to stretch out. Nice peaceful walk along a very clear river. The trail maintained the same elevation and had loose stones. Lots of mountain bikers and runners. The trail width is perfect that you don't feel like you have to constantly move... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Beautiful walking trails, beautiful creek. Despite what some will tell you, locals will told me there are not a lot of (or any) rattlesnakes around the area. Deer and mountain lions are another story. Be alert for the latter.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Came here on the hopes of seeing some wildlife, which I sadly didn't, but boy is this park beautiful. The scenery is truly awe-inspiring and the smell of clean air is something one shouldn't take for granted. A must see for dog-lovers, too.

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Spokane, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

After a hike on an upper trail, which was o.k. but didn't have much interesting scenery, we got to the rattlesnake river (left at the fork as you're heading into the area). It had restrooms and trails and a beautiful river!!! Because of low water run off, the river was pretty shallow and easily walkable. We went back and took... More 

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McMinnville, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The Rattlesnake provides easy hiking trails that wind through the woods just outside of Missoula. This is a good place for an easy hike, but also provides opportunities for more difficult hikes. Great variety and very beautiful!

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Honaunau, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

What a great place for a good day hike. Being a good outdoor educator I was prepared yet surprised when it started to rain. Ok stop and put on another layer... but then it started to snow. Ok stop and add some more layers.. Walking on and look out and could see nothing. Then the white out hit ... all... More 

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Missoula, MT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is a magical recreation area. Less than 5 miles from down town Misoula, and you are transported to the Rattlesnake recreation and wilderness area. I've seen bear, big horn sheep, mountain goats and moose, along with beautiful waterfalls and mountains. Where else can you ride your bike from home, at 4 in the afternoon and arrive at a secluded... More 

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Sierra Vista
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

So convenient, right off of town and easy to find. Lots of trails, beautiful scenery and right along the river. Great for families, people with pets, and for walking, jogging, or bike riding. There were loads of people there as it was a holiday, but still found parking along the road. Don't let that deter you,

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