12 miles
2,596 ft
-4,999 ft
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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Route POI

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


  • Riding area
  • 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 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,407 ft
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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency
Twelvemile Meadow from August 2012
Twelvemile Meadow from August 2012
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Oct 3, 2014

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Twelvemile Meadow (101)
Sep 17, 2018 @ 8:03am
Sep 17, 2018
Trail has been cleared. Thanks to the hunters and bikers!
Porcupine Spring (059)
May 28, 2018 @ 7:05pm
May 28, 2018
Cleared 4 trees.
Twelvemile Meadow (101)
Jun 27, 2017 @ 7:14am
Jun 27, 2017
Trail is tough to find in spots through the meadow. Start from the cow trough and look for the arrows carved into logs down the drainage.
Lime Creek (100)
Jun 24, 2017 @ 2:14am
Jun 24, 2017
Good to go!
Lime Creek (DH 100)
Jun 16, 2017 @ 10:18pm
Jun 16, 2017
6/7-6/8/17 YEP trails crew performed maintenance on the lower two miles, starting from the river. They brushed out the first half mile and the first timber stand. They constructed Grade reversals, drip drains, check dams, and repaired some of the rock steps.
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