Rattlesnake National Recreation Area

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Rattlesnake National Recreation Area
Map showing the location of Rattlesnake National Recreation Area
Map showing the location of Rattlesnake National Recreation Area
Location Missoula County, Montana, USA
Nearest city Missoula, Montana
Coordinates 47°02′15″N 113°52′41″W / 47.03750°N 113.87806°W / 47.03750; -113.87806Coordinates: 47°02′15″N 113°52′41″W / 47.03750°N 113.87806°W / 47.03750; -113.87806
Area 28,000 acres (113.31 km2)
Established October 19, 1980
Governing body United States Forest Service

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.

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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