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      Fast, flowy, and smooth is the main theme in the Rattlesnake....at least close to the main trail head. Venture out to the Stuart Peak Trail, Sheep Mountain Trail, or Mineral Peak Trail, and you will find plenty of scenic backcountry terrain and technical challenges. There's something for everyone here in Missoula's most popular trail system. There are a lot of weekend users, so please be courteous and yield to others. Check out MTB Missoula's recommended routes on Trailforks if you are new to town and looking for a good ride.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: No
      Land Status: National Forest
      Woods Gulch Trailhead google parking directions
      Region Supporters & Maintainers
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      Region Details
      • 8
      • 5
      • 49
      • 27
      • 6

      Region Status
      Open as of 1 day
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      123
      Trails Mountain Bike
      95
      Trails E-Bike
      3
      Trails Horse
      53
      Trails Hike
      123
      Trails Trail Running
      122
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      2
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      2
      Trails Snowmobile
      1
      Trails Snowshoe
      59
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      9
      Trails Nordic Ski
      41
      Total Distance
      151 miles
      Total Descent
      29,165 ft
      Total Vertical
      4,383 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      7,604 ft
      Reports
      2,879
      Photos
      282
      Ridden Counter
      22,403

      Photos of The Rattlesnake Mountain Bike

      trail: Main Corridor
      8 |
      Jan 24, 2024 @ 3:12pm
      Jan 24, 2024
      trail: North Loop
      6 |
      Oct 16, 2023 @ 2:28pm
      Oct 16, 2023
      trail: North Loop
      14 |
      Oct 16, 2023 @ 2:28pm
      Oct 16, 2023
      15 |
      Sep 19, 2023 @ 1:49pm
      Sep 19, 2023
      trail: Main Corridor
      41 |
      Aug 11, 2023 @ 4:01pm
      Aug 11, 2023
      trail: North Loop
      12 |
      Jul 11, 2023 @ 6:50pm
      Jul 11, 2023
      trail: Stuart Peak
      373 |
      Sep 26, 2017 @ 3:58pm
      Sep 26, 2017
      trail: Stuart Peak
      236 |
      Sep 26, 2017 @ 3:57pm
      Sep 26, 2017

      Videos of The Rattlesnake Mountain Bike

      Missoula Fenceline trail
      trail: Fenceline
      16:35 | 628 | Jun 21, 2015
      Women Ride Montana
      3:48 | 1320 | Jan 13, 2012
      Hidden Gem at Deep Creek
      1:27 | 362 | May 22, 2011
      East Fork of Rattlesnake Creek - The...
      29:10 | 63 | Jul 10, 2023 , Missoula
      Sheep Mountain (North) - The Rattlesnake -...
      15:55 | 69 | Jul 10, 2023 , Missoula
      Sheep Mountain (South) [DH-only] - The...
      23:17 | 64 | Jul 3, 2023 , Missoula
      Blue Point Overlook - The Rattlesnake -...
      50:24 | 48 | Jul 3, 2023 , Missoula
      Sheep Mountain (South) [Full Run] - The...
      50:24 | 52 | Jul 3, 2023 , Missoula

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Quast Springs
      Feb 21, 2024 @ 3:26am
      1 day
      VariableTrail Running Mud and iceaaronrbaldwin TRAILFORKS
      Duncan Bridge
      Feb 21, 2024 @ 3:26am
      1 day
      IcyTrail Running aaronrbaldwin TRAILFORKS
      Ewok
      Feb 11, 2024 @ 3:04am
      Feb 11, 2024
      Snow PackedTrail Running aaronrbaldwin TRAILFORKS
      Dropout
      Feb 11, 2024 @ 3:04am
      Feb 11, 2024
      Snow CoveredTrail Running aaronrbaldwin TRAILFORKS
      Sawmill Curry
      Feb 11, 2024 @ 3:04am
      Feb 11, 2024
      Snow CoveredTrail Running aaronrbaldwin TRAILFORKS
      Spring Gulch Doubletrack
      Feb 6, 2024 @ 3:05am
      Feb 6, 2024
      IcyMix of hard pack snow and icy sections.aaronrbaldwin TRAILFORKS
      Wallman Cutoff
      Feb 6, 2024 @ 3:05am
      Feb 6, 2024
      Snow CoveredCrusty new snow on top of firm base with...aaronrbaldwin TRAILFORKS
      Fox Hollow
      Feb 2, 2024 @ 3:46am
      Feb 2, 2024
      IcyTrail Running Ice and mudaaronrbaldwin TRAILFORKS
      Main Corridor
      Jan 31, 2024 @ 3:43am
      Jan 31, 2024
      Freeze/thaw CycleTrail Running Hard pack snow with icy sections and a...aaronrbaldwin TRAILFORKS
      Old Duncan
      Jan 22, 2024 @ 9:32am
      Jan 22, 2024
      Snow PackedFirm path where folks have been walking...ZACHRADFORD6Wn

      Activity Feed

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      aaronrbaldwinaddreportactivity #49419895 and 2 more
      Feb 22, 2024 @ 10:18am
      11 sec
      mikewendrickswishlisttrailactivity #49112022
      Feb 12, 2024 @ 7:19pm
      Feb 12, 2024
      mikewendrickswishlistrouteactivity #49111923
      Feb 12, 2024 @ 7:16pm
      Feb 12, 2024
      aaronrbaldwinaddreportactivity #49098560 and 2 more
      Feb 12, 2024 @ 4:27am
      Feb 12, 2024
      aaronrbaldwinaddreportactivity #46913687 and 1 more
      Dec 3, 2023 @ 7:47am
      Dec 3, 2023

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      davidbixreportSteep CurryTree cleared
      Feb 8, 2024 @ 4:08pm
      Feb 8, 2024
      Clintonl4VoYbtrailSound of MusicMissoula has the best MTB trails in the...
      Oct 16, 2023 @ 1:39pm
      Oct 16, 2023
      GrisleyTacotrailRavineI cleared the downed tree blocking the trail ....
      Sep 16, 2023 @ 5:23pm
      Sep 16, 2023
      CmsobintrailWallman EastBest ridden up West and down East. Awesome...
      Aug 10, 2023 @ 11:03am
      Aug 10, 2023
      aaronrbaldwinreportWoods GulchThanks!
      Jul 31, 2023 @ 12:32pm
      Jul 31, 2023

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Marshall Mountain 3 9 33 km
      Frenchtown4.1 km
      Pattee Canyon 26 17 46.1 km
      Montana Snowbowl 4 4 36.7 km
      South Hills 17 67.6 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike95139 miles27,451 ft62 miles4,383 ft
      #308#1482782,8382419,456
      E-Bike316 miles1,903 ft7 miles2,474 ft
      #1,2172,34866
      Horse5387 miles18,114 ft41 miles4,117 ft
      #25#224981
      Hike123151 miles29,167 ft65 miles4,383 ft
      #201#11312,83041,145
      Trail Running122151 miles29,111 ft65 miles4,383 ft
      #202#11242,83043,116
      Dirtbike/Moto215 miles1,827 ft7 miles2,474 ft
      3042
      ATV/ORV/OHV215 miles1,827 ft7 miles2,474 ft
      304
      Snowmobile17 miles1,699 ft6 miles1,686 ft
      36
      Snowshoe59105 miles20,853 ft47 miles4,232 ft
      #24#12291210
      Backcountry Ski927 miles7,448 ft14 miles4,072 ft
      #10#79717
      Nordic Ski4173 miles9,531 ft28 miles2,635 ft
      #7#71961166
      • By Fanderson MTBM & contributors
      • Admins: MONTANABIKERMAN, evasive, wyomont, MTBM, aaronrbaldwin
      • #7481 - 20,682 views

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