CLARK FORK RIVERFRONT
Southside Trail
Northside Trail

BLUE MOUNTAIN RECREATION AREA
Maclay Flat Interpretive Trail
Forest Roads No. 365 and No. 2137
Blue Mountain Nature Trail
Blue Mountain National Recreation Trail
Motor Vehicle Trails

SOUTH HILLS TRAIL SYSTEM
Meadow Hill Trail
Ravenwood Park Trail
Peery Park, Moose Can Gully Trails
High Park Loop

MOUNT SENTINEL
Kim Williams Trail
"M" Trail
Mount Sentinel Fire Road
Mo Z Trail
Pengelly Ridge Trail
Hellgate Canyon Trail

SOUTH MISSOULA
Bitterroot Branch Trail
Tower Complex Trail
South Avenue Trail
Raven Park Trail
Larchmont Trail

PATTEE CANYON RECREATION AREA
Sam Braxton Trail
Crazy Canyon Trail
Northside Trails
Southside Ski Trails

RATTLESNAKE NATIONAL
RECREATION AREA and WILDERNESS

Main Travel Corridor
Spring Gulch/Stuart Peak Trail
Woods Gulch/Sheep Mountain Trail
Sawmill/Curry Trail System

RATTLESNAKE VALLEY
Greenough Park Trails
Routes North of Greenough Park
Mount Jumbo Trails

NORTH HILLS TRAILS
Moon Randolph Homestead

SHORT TRIPS from MISSOULA
Cha-paa-qn/Sleeping Woman Trail
North Summit/Lolo Peak

 

 

WOODS GULCH - SHEEP MOUNTAIN TRAIL

Miles: 11 miles to Sheep Mountain

Elevation gain: 3,846 feet (from 3,800 feet to 7,646 feet)


Dogs: No restrictions

To explore one of the less-traveled portions of the Rattlesnake, try Sheep Mountain Trail, on the Recreation Area's southern boundary. Start at the trailhead on Woods Gulch Road, east of Rattlesnake Drive.

The trail rises steeply through Woods Gulch for the first two miles, then ascends the ridge on a gentler grade for nine more miles. The main attraction is the continuous panorama of surrounding mountains and valleys.

Blue Point, just a short distance off the trail about four miles before Sheep Mountain, is a good stopping-off point for scenic views. There's no trail to Blue Point, but cross-country access is easy.

Sheep Mountain Trail is high – and dry – so carry plenty of water.

For an overnight trip, you can continue north from Sheep Mountain and follow the East Fork Trail (No. 1531), which intersects the main travel corridor near Franklin Bridge. From the bridge, it's eight miles back to the main Rattlesnake trailhead.

 

 
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