Main Rattlesnake Trail FR 99

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Main Rattlesnake Trail FR 99 is a 8 mile out and back trail located near Missoula, Montana that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

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Taja Wilde (38)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Steven Schauer (38)

1 Completed1 Reviews

First time, hiked 3 in - 3 out. Stayed on main trail.

LC Brake (103)

2 Completed2 Reviews

Great for small kiddos, strollers, dogs.

Katie Gordon (192)

3 Completed1 Reviews

Great hike for hyper active pups, especially if you follow the water. First part of the trail requires dogs to be on a leash but afterwards it's not required.

Josh Green (283)

6 Completed6 Reviews

The possibilities beginning at the trailhead seem endless when you're looking for a day hike just outside of town. There is a lot of traffic, especially on the weekends, but that thins out the further you go. Take your dog, bike, picnic basket, etc. This is a great spot for everyone to experience.

Cathy Walker (643)

21 Completed8 Reviews

I've not completed the whole trail but this is a nice trail to take an afternoon stroll. Listening to the creek rushing by and lovely spring afternoons make this an easy trail for a beginner to really enjoy the hiking experience. This is a busy trail with all kinds of traffic.

Gary Duncan (21)

1 Completed1 Reviews

It's a good ride with lots of senic views. Just north of Beeskove creek is a large meadow. If you walk out toward the center & look to the north you can see observation tower of Mineral Peak. This area appears to have been cleared of stones in the past for a homestead and farm/garden. Noted piles & rows of stones. & shallow trenches.

Jim Salyers (1434)

59 Completed9 Reviews

Main part of FR 99 is easily accessed and is 8 miles long (to Franklin Bridge). FR 99 continues on past Franklin Bridge and has several exceptional scenic view points. The trail is good for hiking, running, and biking. For biking the trail is rocky in parts. Water is easily accessible up to Franklin Bridge.

Debi Ginnings (575)

15 Completed13 Reviews

Michelle Brown (96)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Awesome seclusion peeling off of main trail. Wildflowers, scenic views, and bear with cubs. Main trail easy hiking, feeders can be a steep climb.