Rattlesnake National Recreation Area is a United States National Recreation Area located 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) north of Missoula, Montana in the Rattlesnake Creek drainage area. It is administered by the Lolo National Forest and is adjacent to the Rattlesnake Wilderness. Both the recreation area and the wilderness area were established by the U.S. Congress on October 19, 1980.Use our Missoula sightseeing planner to add Rattlesnake National Recreation Area and other attractions to your Missoula vacation plans.
There are more than 73 miles of hiking trails in the recreation area many of which are also open to horseback riders, mountain bikers, and cross-country skiers.
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We made a last minute audible to come here and I'm glad we did. This is a short drive from missoula. The parking lot is small, but there was lots of cars parked on the shoulder. At the trailhead..... more »
It was perfectly in time to go for a hike. We went from the Gateway to the Rattlesnake. There were lots of trees. I liked the river. Very pretty. There was a bridge over the river. We kept... more »
Watch out for packs of bears roaming these hills they are in search of herds of illusive cougars be sure to spray on ur bear repellent and keep in mind the deer change into elk at 7500 ft
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