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Rattlesnake National Recreation Area

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Address: Missoula, MT
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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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Biking paradise!

I spent an excellent afternoon biking on these trails. They were fun, well marked and the scenery was beautiful. Not far from town and there was a bit of overcrowding at the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Seattle, WA
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Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent an excellent afternoon biking on these trails. They were fun, well marked and the scenery was beautiful. Not far from town and there was a bit of overcrowding at the parking lot at the trail head.

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Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is a huge land mass natural habitat area to explore, admire the beauty and lends itself to participation year round. No food is available there however. Free and lovely. Come prepared and lock cars in trail head area

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Even if you only have a short amount of time to get out for a hike, this is a great place to go. Lots to keep your eyes wandering and breathing the fresh air. Great spot to take kids to explore near Rattlesnake creek. Fun mountain bike rides, hikes with friends, run etc.

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Kennewick
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Good trail[s] within easy reach of the greater Missoula area. Within minutes of walking you find yourself in the woods. Peace, quiet and the babble of Rattlesnake Creek. If you have enough time and energy you can continue on into a marvelous wilderness area that goes for miles.

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Just a few minutes by car from downtown Missoula is anetwork of trails through beautiful forrest land. During late summer, a mother and cubs had been spotted numerous times near the trail browsing on berries and apples or so the warning posters read. The main trail was smooth and wide enough for hikers and cyclists to easily share. It was... More 

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Alta, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Fantastic mountain biking. Super fun, flowy trails. Beautiful scenery. Tons of trail options. Wish I had time to ride there again.

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Independence, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

At first I tried a less traveled section of the area where I saw people hiking, running and mountain biking. Plenty of wooded areas as well as hilly and flat areas...a little for everyone! Then I drove over to the busier trailhead and found plenty of trails there as well. I especially enjoyed the trails that closely followed Rattlesnake Creek.

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MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

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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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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