17.0 miles
Distance
2,409 ft
Climb
-4,385 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.

Detailed Description
Divide to Twin Creek is a 17 mile popular expert route located near North Fork Idaho. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 4 trails. This route climbs 2,409 ft with a max elevation of 8,231 ft then descends -4,385 ft.
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  • 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
  • Avg time
    1 hr 7 min
  • Altitude change
    -1,977 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,107 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,084 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,108 ft
  • Grade
    -2.2%
  • Grade max
    -46.2%
  • Grade min
    48.6%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    11 miles
  • Distance flat
    423 ft
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Twin Creek
Aug 31, 2023 @ 10:19pm
Aug 31, 2023
About 10 trees down (mostly 12-inch diameter or smaller, but one 18-inch tree near the bottom end of the trail). Trail is a bit overgrown in places, with plenty of loose rocks and sticks to keep you on your toes. reporter
Divide (Butcherknife-Hughes)
Jun 26, 2023 @ 8:52am
Jun 26, 2023
All clear of deadfall
Twin Creek Road
Aug 8, 2022 @ 6:20am
Aug 8, 2022
Moose Fire Closure lifted.
Saddle Mtn Road
Jul 14, 2022 @ 10:33am
Jul 14, 2022
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