12 miles
Distance
2,596 ft
Climb
-4,999 ft
Descent
2 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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Trails in Route

Route POI

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

Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • AKA
    lime creek, lime creek shuttle,
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
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
    -108.269%
  • Grade min
    94.35%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    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

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      Twelvemile Meadow
      Jul 24, 2019 @ 8:30am
      Jul 24, 2019
      Awesome! Just make sure to go to the bottom of the meadow. Meadow Surfing at its best. reporter
      Lime Creek
      Jul 24, 2019 @ 8:27am
      Jul 24, 2019
      Wow! 12 Mile to Lime. reporter
      Twelvemile Meadow
      Jul 1, 2019 @ 8:27am
      Jul 1, 2019
      Cleared sticks and stones from trail. Thanks BB and FG for cutting the logs out. Much appreciated.
      reporter
      Lime Creek (West)
      Jun 16, 2019 @ 8:55pm
      Jun 16, 2019
      Clear of deadfall.
      Porcupine Spring
      May 28, 2018 @ 7:05pm
      May 28, 2018
      Cleared 4 trees.
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