17 miles
Distance
3,064 ft
Climb
-5,052 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

Be aware that the last winter’s downed trees may not be cleared before early fall. (Best to check first with local riders.)

Challenging all riders, this heavily wooded, high-elevation route starts near the top of Lost Trail Ski Area. Most of the ride follows the Divide National Recreational Trail (which is not the CDT) along the border of Montana and Idaho and is classic high country singletrack.

The technical demands make it feel like more miles than it actually is. Expect some hike-a-bike.

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Trails in Route

Saddle Mtn Road10 miles
Divide27 miles
Twin Creek16 miles
Twin Creek Road3 miles

Route POI

Shuttle Pick-up/Drop-offShuttle Drop-offShuttle Pick-up/Drop-off
WarningStream CrossingWarning
WarningStream CrossingWarning
Shuttle Pick-up/Drop-offDrop-offShuttle Pick-up/Drop-off
ParkingTwin Creek PavillionParking
WarningDowned TreeWarning

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Shuttled
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Divide to Twin Creek mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -1,988 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,092 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,079 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,092 ft
  • Grade max
    -57.727%
  • Grade min
    35.9%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    10 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,194 ft
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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      Twin Creek
      Sep 4, 2019 @ 7:24am
      Sep 4, 2019
      On 8/23/19 there were two large trees down about 1/3 of the way down from the top, but they were right next to each other and easy to get over. The rest of the trail was totally clear. A Forest Service trail crew was further down and had cleared some very large trees. This is an incredible old school trail, about as raw as it gets and in a beautiful ancient forest that is almost completely untouched as there are no roads at all in the upper canyon.
      Divide
      Aug 13, 2019 @ 9:46pm
      Aug 13, 2019
      Eastern half of trail cleared of deadfall by the IDPR Trail Rangers July 24-31 reporter
      Saddle Mtn Road
      Dec 9, 2017 @ 7:26am
      Dec 9, 2017
      reporter
      Twin Creek Road
      Dec 9, 2017 @ 7:22am
      Dec 9, 2017
      reporter
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