close
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • 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 Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
ContributeDetails
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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

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

  • 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 Groomed
  • 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
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • 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
      • 7
      • 5
      • 27
      • 20
      • 5

      Region Status
      Open as of 3 days ago
      Local Trail Association
      local trail association
      (www.mtbmissoula.org)

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #421
      State Ranking
      #2
      Trails (view details)
      75
      Trails Mountain Bike
      64
      Trails E-Bike
      1
      Trails Hike
      75
      Trails Trail Running
      75
      Trails Horse
      8
      Trails Snowshoe
      15
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      1
      Trails Nordic Ski
      14
      Total Distance
      126 miles
      Total Descent
      28,856 ft
      Total Vertical
      4,406 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      7,627 ft
      Reports
      443
      Photos
      105
      Ridden Counter
      5,005

      Photos of The Rattlesnake Mountain Bike

      10 |
      Aug 25, 2019 @ 8:04pm
      Aug 25, 2019
      trail: Fenceline
      3 |
      Aug 17, 2019 @ 3:26pm
      Aug 17, 2019
      trail: Stuart Peak
      136 |
      Sep 26, 2017 @ 3:58pm
      Sep 26, 2017
      trail: Stuart Peak
      87 |
      Sep 26, 2017 @ 3:57pm
      Sep 26, 2017

      Videos of The Rattlesnake Mountain Bike

      Missoula Fenceline trail
      trail: Fenceline
      16:35 | 403 | Jun 21, 2015
      Women Ride Montana
      3:48 | 1139 | Jan 13, 2012
      Hidden Gem at Deep Creek
      1:27 | 308 | May 22, 2011

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Poe Meadow
      Sep 15, 2019 @ 12:31pm
      3 days
      Dryanschowengerdt
      Poe Meadow Loop
      Sep 15, 2019 @ 12:31pm
      3 days
      DryanschowengerdtTree down over trail
      Wallman Cutoff
      Sep 15, 2019 @ 12:31pm
      3 days
      Dryanschowengerdt
      Sound of Music
      Sep 9, 2019 @ 8:26am
      Sep 9, 2019
      DrysebstaThere are some decently sized ruts...
      Three Larch
      Sep 8, 2019 @ 3:00am
      Sep 8, 2019
      DrysebstaIn good shape after the recent rain, no...
      Lower Lincoln Hills
      Sep 3, 2019 @ 8:40am
      Sep 3, 2019
      DryDanHMT
      Quick Draw
      Sep 3, 2019 @ 8:40am
      Sep 3, 2019
      DryDanHMT
      Steep Curry
      Sep 1, 2019 @ 4:23pm
      Sep 1, 2019
      Very DryDanHMTDry and dusty but clear and ripping
      Dropout
      Sep 1, 2019 @ 4:23pm
      Sep 1, 2019
      Very DryDanHMTSoooooooo dry
      Spring Gulch
      Aug 30, 2019 @ 6:51pm
      Aug 30, 2019
      Drymt-outlaw Large tree above wallman trail junction...

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1179555nogoalzangriddentrailEast Fork of Rattlesnake Creek and 1 more
      Sep 15, 2019 @ 9:01pm
      2 days
      user #1929527anschowengerdtaddreportPoe Meadow and 2 more
      Sep 15, 2019 @ 7:58pm
      2 days
      user #1324503Finleypt22riddentrailColorado Gulch Road and 2 more
      Sep 15, 2019 @ 9:00am
      3 days
      user #1629278Dawson3652riddentrailSawmill Gulch Road and 2 more
      Sep 13, 2019 @ 7:34pm
      Sep 13, 2019
      user #1415189gludeachrisriddentrailSheep Mountain (Front Side)
      Sep 12, 2019 @ 8:34am
      Sep 12, 2019

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1895940RMSoulDweebtrailThe GutA decent alternative to the sawmill climb if...
      Aug 28, 2019 @ 10:20pm
      Aug 28, 2019
      user #1196327bvwilliamsreportThree LarchTrees removed by MTBM volunteer 8/28
      Aug 27, 2019 @ 11:17pm
      Aug 27, 2019
      user #1321975aaronrbaldwinreportThree LarchThank you!
      Aug 27, 2019 @ 9:28pm
      Aug 27, 2019
      user #1820301fguerouatetrailSpring GulchSuper fun flowy trail.
      Aug 21, 2019 @ 5:56pm
      Aug 21, 2019
      user #1824048phousetrailFencelineConditions are awesome!! Fallen tree at the end
      Aug 17, 2019 @ 3:25pm
      Aug 17, 2019

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Marshall Mountain2.8 km
      Marshall Mountain 5 13 km
      Pattee Canyon 23 15 46.1 km
      Montana Snowbowl 4 5 36.7 km
      South Hills 7 27.6 km

      Local Badges

      • By Fanderson MTBM & contributors
      • Admins: MONTANABIKERMAN, evasive, MTBM, aaronrbaldwin
      • #7481 - 5,391 views
      • the rattlesnake activity log | embed map of The Rattlesnake mountain bike trails | the rattlesnake mountain biking points of interest
      • subscribe print map 3d map donate to earn trail karma!

      Downloading of trail gps tracks in kml & gpx formats is enabled for The Rattlesnake.
      You must login to download files.