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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
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  • Ideal
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Trail Flow (Ridden Direction)
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
  • bi-directional trail
  • no data
Trail Last Ridden
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Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
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  • Uphill Only
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Trail Popularity ?
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Trailforks users anonymized public ridelogs from the past 6 months.
  • mountain biking recent
  • mountain biking (>6 month)
  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public skilogs from the past 12 months.
  • Downhill Ski
  • Backcountry Ski
  • Nordic Ski
Jump Magnitude Heatmap
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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
      Land Status: National Forest
      Parking google parking directions
      Region Supporters & Maintainers
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      Region Details
      • 8
      • 5
      • 47
      • 28
      • 6

      Region Status
      Open as of Apr 28, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      120
      Trails Mountain Bike
      94
      Trails E-Bike
      4
      Trails Hike
      120
      Trails Trail Running
      120
      Trails Horse
      51
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      2
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      2
      Trails Snowmobile
      1
      Trails Snowshoe
      59
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      10
      Trails Nordic Ski
      42
      Total Distance
      149 miles
      Total Descent
      30,149 ft
      Total Vertical
      4,383 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      7,604 ft
      Reports
      1,759
      Photos
      232
      Ridden Counter
      14,006

      Photos of The Rattlesnake Mountain Bike

      25 |
      Nov 17, 2021 @ 9:27am
      Nov 17, 2021
      43 |
      Aug 22, 2021 @ 7:30pm
      Aug 22, 2021
      16 |
      Aug 15, 2021 @ 7:46pm
      Aug 15, 2021
      10 |
      Aug 15, 2021 @ 7:44pm
      Aug 15, 2021
      12 |
      Aug 15, 2021 @ 7:43pm
      Aug 15, 2021
      trail: Fenceline
      67 |
      May 30, 2021 @ 12:54pm
      May 30, 2021
      trail: Stuart Peak
      269 |
      Sep 26, 2017 @ 3:58pm
      Sep 26, 2017
      trail: Stuart Peak
      172 |
      Sep 26, 2017 @ 3:57pm
      Sep 26, 2017

      Videos of The Rattlesnake Mountain Bike

      Missoula Fenceline trail
      trail: Fenceline
      16:35 | 600 | Jun 21, 2015
      Women Ride Montana
      3:48 | 1291 | Jan 13, 2012
      Hidden Gem at Deep Creek
      1:27 | 352 | May 22, 2011
      Montana Part 2 Missoula Mountain Biking
      30:55 | 126 | Oct 14, 2020 , Missoula
      Late Season Flow (AMAZING VIEWS!) |...
      trail: Sidewinder
      9:38 | 143 | Sep 13, 2020 , Missoula
      4K MTB POV Ravine Trail | QUICK RIPS | Live...
      trail: Ravine
      10:11 | 165 | Aug 5, 2020 , Missoula
      Sunset Mountain Biking (FLOW ALERT!) |...
      trail: Fenceline
      12:31 | 306 | Aug 2, 2020 , Missoula
      Ewok Trail RAW MTB POV | QUICK RIPS | Live Free MT
      trail: Ewok
      3:37 | 219 | Jul 31, 2020 , Missoula

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Spring Gulch Doubletrack
      Jan 25, 2022 @ 11:23am
      23 hours
      Snow Packedaaronrbaldwin TRAILFORKSTrail Running
      Snowbowl Overlook
      Jan 25, 2022 @ 11:23am
      23 hours
      Snow Coveredaaronrbaldwin TRAILFORKSTrail Running Well packed in the middle between the...
      Fish Ladder
      Jan 25, 2022 @ 11:23am
      23 hours
      Snow Coveredaaronrbaldwin TRAILFORKSTrail Running Some tracks and one nasty ice patch in...
      The Burn
      Jan 25, 2022 @ 11:23am
      23 hours
      Snow Packedaaronrbaldwin TRAILFORKSTrail Running
      Ewok
      Jan 25, 2022 @ 11:23am
      23 hours
      Snow Packedaaronrbaldwin TRAILFORKSTrail Running Hard pack with some icy areas under the...
      Ravine
      Jan 20, 2022 @ 4:59pm
      Jan 20, 2022
      Snow Packedaaronrbaldwin TRAILFORKSHike Mostly snow packed with some large...
      Rattlesnake Creek
      Jan 17, 2022 @ 11:35am
      Jan 17, 2022
      Snow Packedaaronrbaldwin TRAILFORKSTrail Running Mostly hard packed snow with some icy...
      Main Corridor
      Jan 15, 2022 @ 10:04am
      Jan 15, 2022
      Freeze/thaw Cyclemt-outlawClassic track is in pretty good shape...
      Curry Gulch
      Jan 14, 2022 @ 10:39am
      Jan 14, 2022
      Snow Coveredaaronrbaldwin TRAILFORKSTrail Running Partially compacted by a sled up to the...
      Lower Lincoln Hills
      Jan 10, 2022 @ 10:41am
      Jan 10, 2022
      Variableaaronrbaldwin TRAILFORKSTrail Running Hard pack snow and ice

      Activity Feed

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      user #1321975aaronrbaldwinaddreportSpring Gulch Doubletrack and 4 more
      Jan 25, 2022 @ 2:38pm
      20 hours
      user #1094576DanHMTaddreportSpring Gulch Doubletrack
      Jan 21, 2022 @ 6:31pm
      Jan 21, 2022
      user #1321975aaronrbaldwinaddreportRavine
      Jan 21, 2022 @ 4:43am
      Jan 21, 2022
      user #1321975aaronrbaldwinaddreportHorse Bridge and 1 more
      Jan 17, 2022 @ 3:30pm
      Jan 17, 2022
      user #872406mt-outlawaddreportMain Corridor
      Jan 15, 2022 @ 3:13pm
      Jan 15, 2022

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2860716lant8trailNorth LoopIt is so hard to actually get a map to show up...
      Sep 23, 2021 @ 8:44am
      Sep 23, 2021
      user #1085917rth009trailMineral PeakSuch steep, rocky radness. If only it was...
      Sep 7, 2021 @ 8:07am
      Sep 7, 2021
      user #1135572karapeters19trailBlue Point RidgelineNOT A TRAIL, clearly the loggers never...
      Jul 4, 2021 @ 2:49pm
      Jul 4, 2021
      user #1085917rth009trailSheep Mountain4 large trees Down on the sheep Mountain Trail...
      Jun 27, 2021 @ 3:11pm
      Jun 27, 2021
      user #1226963AzdolantrailSheep MountainThe directions are mostly correct accept for...
      Jun 6, 2021 @ 10:19pm
      Jun 6, 2021

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Marshall Mountain 3 9 33 km
      Frenchtown4.1 km
      Pattee Canyon 26 17 46.1 km
      Montana Snowbowl 4 4 36.7 km
      South Hills 17 67.6 km

      Local Badges


      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike94138 miles28,484 ft63 miles4,383 ft
      #317#1512281,7482312,354
      E-Bike416 miles1,949 ft8 miles2,474 ft
      #1,5351,3685
      Hike120149 miles30,148 ft66 miles4,383 ft
      #206#1121,7403455
      Trail Running120149 miles30,148 ft66 miles4,383 ft
      #207#11041,74031,498
      Horse5186 miles19,157 ft43 miles4,117 ft
      #26#24419
      Dirtbike/Moto215 miles1,827 ft7 miles2,474 ft
      3001
      ATV/ORV/OHV215 miles1,827 ft7 miles2,474 ft
      300
      Snowmobile17 miles1,699 ft6 miles1,686 ft
      6
      Snowshoe59104 miles22,126 ft49 miles4,232 ft
      #18#1117215
      Backcountry Ski1027 miles8,717 ft16 miles4,072 ft
      #8#64817
      Nordic Ski4273 miles10,801 ft30 miles2,635 ft
      #7#711891
      • By Fanderson MTBM & contributors
      • Admins: MONTANABIKERMAN, evasive, wyomont, MTBM, aaronrbaldwin
      • #7481 - 13,563 views
      • the rattlesnake activity log | embed map of The Rattlesnake mountain bike trails | the rattlesnake mountain biking points of interest

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