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Afternoon stroll

Great place. Very quiet, nice trails, easy to get to from downtown. Well maintained roads. Plenty... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
Rob W
via mobile
Short drive from town to awesome hiking

I have always loved it that you can drive 4 miles north out of Missoula and in 10-15 minutes be in... read more

Reviewed May 30, 2018
Appin, United Kingdom
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An all-season recreation area, this wilderness region is designated to promote the watershed, recreational, wildlife and educational values of the land.
Missoula, MT
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Great place. Very quiet, nice trails, easy to get to from downtown. Well maintained roads. Plenty of parking.

Thank Rob W
Reviewed May 30, 2018

I have always loved it that you can drive 4 miles north out of Missoula and in 10-15 minutes be in the Rattlesnake Wilderness. There is lots of parking and bathrooms at the trailhead. From here you can explore over 73 miles of trails, many...More

4  Thank TartanCat57
Reviewed May 27, 2018

Nice trails with nice picnic areas. It is one of the prettiest family friendly trails in Missoula. Depending on the time of year you can but your feet in and relax in certain areas. My dog loves playing here. The creek can run very fast...More

2  Thank suse22222222222
Reviewed May 20, 2018

We arrived at the Rattlesnake Trailhead parking lot at 11AM on a beautiful Spring Sunday Morning; the lot was filled, so we joined the others who were parking on the road shoulder. This trailhead can be reached from Interstate 90 in Missoula by taking the...More

1  Thank Mike O
Reviewed May 13, 2018

Lovely hike today with our son. An old logging road turned into a walker, hiker, mountain biker paradise. Enchanted sound of the creek along much of the trail with side-trails allowed for hiking which exclude mountain bikes. Best of all worlds. We'll definitely be back.

1  Thank Douglas M
Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

We visited Missoula, Montana for the very first time to tour the University of Montana campus for my daughter. Father and daughter trip. We were there for 3 days and my daughter selected this Trail to go on a hike. Nearly walking distance from the...More

Thank Brian C
Reviewed October 8, 2017

It's a great and very safe place to hike around with your family and friends, also is a good place for do some mountain biking.

Thank Maximiliano V
Reviewed 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 recreation area is HUGE.

Thank sjohnston12
Reviewed 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 water - some areas are more sandy than others. The...More

1  Thank Alverda3
Reviewed 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.

Thank Christopher I
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Pamela B
April 1, 2017|
Response from elaine s | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There different trails to choose from and shorter routes. It is all so beautiful you'll enjoy even a short trek. And, the trailhead is a good spot to rest up before and after. Hope you have fun!
Francine N
March 31, 2015|
Response from Dana H | Reviewed this property |
Just a few miles north of Missoula. Go up Rattlesnake Drive four miles to the trailhead.