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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
      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
      Parking google parking directions
      Region Supporters & Maintainers
      Region Details
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      • 6


      Caution on Jan 10, 2019
      Local Trail Association
      local trail association
      (www.mtbmissoula.org)

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #393
      State Ranking
      #2
      Trails (view details)
      55
      Trails Mountain Bike
      55
      Trails E-Bike
      1
      Trails Hike
      53
      Trails Trail Running
      53
      Total Distance
      109 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      50 miles
      Total Descent
      26,894 ft
      Total Vertical
      4,379 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      7,627 ft
      Reports
      219
      Photos
      54
      Ridden Counter
      2,813

      Photos of The Rattlesnake Mountain Bike

      10 |
      Oct 28, 2018 @ 9:57am
      Oct 28, 2018
      Sheep Mountain (Front Side)
      6 |
      Oct 28, 2018 @ 9:57am
      Oct 28, 2018
      Sheep Mountain (Front Side)
      trail: Stuart Peak
      88 |
      Sep 26, 2017 @ 3:58pm
      Sep 26, 2017
      Stuart Peak, Kalispell
      trail: Stuart Peak
      52 |
      Sep 26, 2017 @ 3:57pm
      Sep 26, 2017
      Stuart Peak, Kalispell
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      Videos of The Rattlesnake Mountain Bike

      Missoula Fenceline trail
      trail: Fenceline
      16:35 | 330 | Jun 21, 2015
      Women Ride Montana
      3:48 | 1080 | Jan 13, 2012
      Hidden Gem at Deep Creek
      1:27 | 288 | May 22, 2011
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      The Rattlesnake Mountain Bike Routes

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      MTBM - Classic Sheep Mountain Loop featured
      25 miles
      MTBM - Rattlesnake Blue Route
      9 miles
      sawmill/fish ladder to fencline
      8 miles
      Freehub Magazine: Three Larch
      2 miles

      Recent Comments

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