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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • 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
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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
ATV/ORV/OHV Filter
Max Vehicle Width
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Radar Time
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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

  • 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
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • 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
      Land Status: National Forest
      Lincolnwood Trailhead google parking directions
      Region Supporters & Maintainers
      Activities Click to view
      Region Details
      • 8
      • 5
      • 36
      • 21
      • 7

      Region Status
      Open as of 2 days
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      98
      Trails Mountain Bike
      77
      Trails E-Bike
      3
      Trails Hike
      98
      Trails Trail Running
      98
      Trails Horse
      32
      Trails Dirtbike
      2
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      2
      Trails Snowmobile
      1
      Trails Snowshoe
      43
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      7
      Trails Nordic Ski
      34
      Total Distance
      140 miles
      Total Descent
      31,280 ft
      Total Vertical
      4,383 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      7,604 ft
      Reports
      1,023
      Photos
      188
      Ridden Counter
      9,718

      Photos of The Rattlesnake Mountain Bike

      12 |
      Sep 19, 2020 @ 4:51pm
      Sep 19, 2020
      13 |
      Sep 19, 2020 @ 4:51pm
      Sep 19, 2020
      trail: Stuart Peak
      209 |
      Sep 26, 2017 @ 3:58pm
      Sep 26, 2017
      trail: Stuart Peak
      129 |
      Sep 26, 2017 @ 3:57pm
      Sep 26, 2017

      Videos of The Rattlesnake Mountain Bike

      Missoula Fenceline trail
      trail: Fenceline
      16:35 | 551 | Jun 21, 2015
      Women Ride Montana
      3:48 | 1235 | Jan 13, 2012
      Hidden Gem at Deep Creek
      1:27 | 343 | May 22, 2011
      Montana Part 2 Missoula Mountain Biking
      30:55 | 39 | Oct 14, 2020 , Missoula

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Duncan Bridge
      Jan 24, 2021 @ 2:22pm
      2 days
      IcyDanHMT
      Sawmill Gulch Road
      Jan 24, 2021 @ 2:22pm
      2 days
      IcyDanHMTSnow covered. Not bad until the dirt...
      Sawmill Gulch
      Jan 24, 2021 @ 2:22pm
      2 days
      Snow PackedDanHMT
      The Burn
      Jan 24, 2021 @ 2:22pm
      2 days
      Snow PackedDanHMT
      Ewok
      Jan 24, 2021 @ 2:22pm
      2 days
      Snow PackedDanHMT
      Fenceline
      Jan 22, 2021 @ 1:57pm
      Jan 22, 2021
      Snow Packedaaronrbaldwin TRAILFORKSTrail Running Overall in good shape. Little slippery in...
      Snowbowl Overlook
      Jan 22, 2021 @ 1:57pm
      Jan 22, 2021
      Snow Packedaaronrbaldwin TRAILFORKSTrail Running Mostly semi-packed snow. Just watch out...
      Spring Gulch
      Jan 22, 2021 @ 1:57pm
      Jan 22, 2021
      Icyaaronrbaldwin TRAILFORKSTrail Running Icy from the bottom up through the trees....
      Greenough Park
      Jan 14, 2021 @ 5:26pm
      Jan 14, 2021
      DryDanHMT
      Mountain View Bridge
      Jan 8, 2021 @ 2:13pm
      Jan 8, 2021
      Variableaaronrbaldwin TRAILFORKSTrail Running Patches of ice

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1094576DanHMTaddreportDuncan Bridge and 4 more
      Jan 24, 2021 @ 8:06pm
      2 days
      user #218700sebstaaddreportSawmill Gulch
      Jan 23, 2021 @ 10:34pm
      3 days
      user #1321975aaronrbaldwinaddreportEwok and 3 more
      Jan 23, 2021 @ 9:56am
      Jan 23, 2021
      user #1094576DanHMTaddreportGreenough Park and 1 more
      Jan 14, 2021 @ 8:10pm
      Jan 14, 2021
      user #1321975aaronrbaldwinaddreportDuncan Bridge and 1 more
      Jan 8, 2021 @ 9:12pm
      Jan 8, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #986394RobKongtrailEwokIt doesn't say MAJORITY. It says "downhill...
      Nov 18, 2020 @ 5:31pm
      Nov 18, 2020
      user #1735345live-free-mttrailEwokThats a little harsh when the original comment...
      Nov 18, 2020 @ 3:00pm
      Nov 18, 2020
      user #986394RobKongtrailEwokthe ones who think they get to decide how...
      Nov 14, 2020 @ 2:27pm
      Nov 14, 2020
      user #1332391Dsbmw3reportLuckyTree down across trail half way down Lucky...
      Nov 4, 2020 @ 8:38pm
      Nov 4, 2020
      user #2455699Ianx88gXxtrailPower RidgeThis trail is sooo fun to descend because of...
      Oct 12, 2020 @ 11:05pm
      Oct 12, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Marshall Mountain 5 13 km
      Pattee Canyon 26 17 56.1 km
      Montana Snowbowl 4 4 26.7 km
      South Hills 17 67.6 km
      Dean Stone 2 49.5 km

      Local Badges


      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike77130 miles29,652 ft63 miles4,383 ft
      #407#1941871,019208,769
      E-Bike316 miles1,903 ft7 miles2,474 ft
      #7837693
      Hike98140 miles31,280 ft66 miles4,383 ft
      #280#1531,0082275
      Trail Running98140 miles31,280 ft66 miles4,383 ft
      #283#15411,0082669
      Horse3269 miles17,923 ft38 miles4,117 ft
      #34#31331
      Dirtbike215 miles1,827 ft7 miles2,474 ft
      280
      ATV/ORV/OHV215 miles1,827 ft7 miles2,474 ft
      280
      Snowmobile17 miles1,699 ft6 miles1,686 ft
      2
      Snowshoe4394 miles19,688 ft43 miles4,232 ft
      #14#87812
      Backcountry Ski722 miles6,844 ft13 miles4,072 ft
      #10#82115
      Nordic Ski3469 miles11,312 ft30 miles2,635 ft
      #6#65148
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      • Admins: MONTANABIKERMAN, evasive, wyomont, MTBM, aaronrbaldwin
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