12.5 miles
2,596 ft
-4,999 ft
1.5 miles
High Point

Twelvemile to Lime Creek is a classic Idaho ride, not for the faint of heart emotionally or physically. Riders will encounter nearly every challenging aspect of mountain biking and will be rewarded with one of the best descents in the West. You’ll trek from ridge tops to river, and it’ll feel much more than its literal distance.

Trails in this area are generally primitive. You will need good navigational skills or, at the very least, backcountry confidence. Also expect to hike-a-bike more than once.

The Goldbug Hot Springs is a great option to cap off a Lime Creek run. Trailhead access is just south of Mile Marker 282 on US-93. The trail is for Hiking Only and it is about a 2 mile hike up to the Springs.

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Route POI

Shuttle Pick-up/Drop-offTwelvemile RoadShuttle Pick-up/Drop-off
Shuttle Pick-up/Drop-offLime Creek TrailheadShuttle Pick-up/Drop-off


  • AKA
    lime creek, lime creek shuttle,
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
More Stats for Twelvemile to Lime Creek mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -2,403 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,335 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,739 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,335 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4.1 miles
  • Distance down
    7.8 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,407 ft
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Twelvemile Meadow from August 2012
Twelvemile Meadow from August 2012
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Porcupine Spring (059)
Oct 16, 2016 @ 8:05pm
Oct 16, 2016
Twelvemile Meadow (101)
Sep 27, 2015 @ 6:49pm
Sep 27, 2015
Due to high winds in the past month, there are roughly 40 trees laying across the trail. This trail was logged out at the beginning of August, but now looks like it hasn't been cleared at all. Riders can pass through the trail, with lots of stopping to carry your bike over down trees.
Lime Creek (100)
Aug 2, 2015 @ 8:18pm
Aug 2, 2015
Lime Creek and Twelvemile Meadow Trail cleared of major deadfall. We left the little stuff you can ride over. Cleared a few of the obnoxious old stumps on the switchbacks too. (ML, ES, StayC, DL)
Twelvemile Meadow (101)
May 30, 2015 @ 6:32am
May 30, 2015
Snow at upper elevations.
Lime Creek (DH 100)
May 30, 2015 @ 6:30am
May 30, 2015
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