Main Corridor of Rattlesnake, Franklin Bridge and Beyond

Missoula, Montana

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Once the most popular trail in Missoula, the arduous climb from the Rattlesnake Main trailhead to the wilderness boundary still draws quite a few visitors. But because of bike technology and a proliferation of trails throughout the area, some use has been mitigated. Still, this ride, while supremely bumpy, captures much of what’s great about Missoula riding; it carries riders along a meandering old ranch road from low mountain meadows to the pine forests protected forever from human development (and invading cyclists) by dint of its wilderness designation. Rattlesnake Creek still has a lively fishery, which can be fished above Beeskove Creek. Franklin Bridge is entirely accessible for novice riders. Tread: Gravel road, jeep track, and occasional doubletrack.
Mountain Biking Missoula

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Mountain Biking Missoula

by Dan Oko (Falcon Guides)

Once the most popular trail in Missoula, the arduous climb from the Rattlesnake Main trailhead to the wilderness boundary still draws quite a few visitors. But because of bike technology and a proliferation of trails throughout the area, some use has been mitigated.

Still, this ride, while supremely bumpy, captures much of what’s great about Missoula riding; it carries riders along a meandering old ranch road from low mountain meadows to the pine forests protected forever from human development (and invading cyclists) by dint of its wilderness designation. Rattlesnake Creek still has a lively fishery, which can be fished above Beeskove Creek. Franklin Bridge is entirely accessible for novice riders. Tread: Gravel road, jeep track, and occasional doubletrack.

©  Dan Oko/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Missoula
Distance: 30
Elevation Gain: 1,500 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Technical Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Physical Difficulty: Difficult
Duration: 6.5 hours
Season: Best summer and fall
Trailhead Elevation: 3,600 feet
Top Elevation: 5,100 feet
Local Contacts: Lolo National Forest
Local Maps: USGS NE Missoula; Lolo National Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to Main Corridor of Rattlesnake, Franklin Bridge and Beyond

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