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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
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #835
      State Ranking
      #4
      Trails
      52
      Total Distance
      109 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      51 miles
      Total Descent
      27,848 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      7,627 ft
      Total Vertical
      4,379 ft
      Reports
      105
      Photos
      31
      Ridden Counter
      1,686

      Popular The Rattlesnake Mountain Bike Trails

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      Recent Trail Reports

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Spring Gulch
      Apr 29, 2018 @ 9:41pm
      Apr 29, 2018
      Above the Wallman intersection the creek...
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      Feb 10, 2018 @ 8:41am
      Feb 10, 2018
      Sections of trail washed out. Use caution.

      Photos of The Rattlesnake Mountain Bike

      1 |
      Jun 16, 2018 @ 8:33am
      Jun 16, 2018
      Sheep Mountain (Front Side)
      5 |
      Jun 2, 2018 @ 1:51pm
      Jun 2, 2018
      Wallman (East), Issaquah
      trail: Stuart Peak
      50 |
      Sep 26, 2017 @ 3:58pm
      Sep 26, 2017
      Stuart Peak, Kalispell
      trail: Stuart Peak
      26 |
      Sep 26, 2017 @ 3:57pm
      Sep 26, 2017
      Stuart Peak, Kalispell
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      Videos of The Rattlesnake Mountain Bike

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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
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      2 miles

      Recent Comments

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      user #1327072MosaicMTBGuytrailDropoutOne of the top descents in the Rattlesnake and...
      Aug 16, 2017 @ 9:15pm
      Aug 16, 2017
      user #648682BradleyTtrailSpring GulchCould use some more turns. Seems like a good...
      Aug 1, 2017 @ 3:08pm
      Aug 1, 2017
      user #1196327bvwilliamstrailSpring GulchThe first half of this trail, above the...
      Oct 23, 2016 @ 2:23pm
      Oct 23, 2016
      user #1229472cm045trailStuart PeakSweet Ride. Do it. Back country fun but expect...
      Oct 8, 2016 @ 8:14am
      Oct 8, 2016
      user #64850kantertrailWallman (East)This is a great trail and can be done in both...
      Mar 22, 2015 @ 9:14pm
      Mar 22, 2015
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      Recent Activity

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