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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
      #397
      State Ranking
      #2
      Trails
      51
      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
      181
      Photos
      51
      Ridden Counter
      2,686

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      Current Trail Warnings

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      Photos of The Rattlesnake Mountain Bike

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      Oct 18, 2018 @ 8:32pm
      Oct 18, 2018
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      The Rattlesnake Mountain Bike Routes

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      Recent Comments

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      user #845938olafthemoosetrailLincoln Road Climbeasy road climb
      Oct 3, 2018 @ 9:36pm
      Oct 3, 2018
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      Aug 21, 2018 @ 8:46am
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      user #1058741jmahlertrailEwokFun trail to rip down. It has some banked...
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