12.5 miles
2,002 ft
-4,403 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.

Detailed Description
Twelvemile to Lime Creek is a 20100 moderately popular expert route located near Salmon Idaho. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 5 trails. This route climbs 610.2 with a max elevation of 2488.4 then descends -1341.9.
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Salmon Idaho Mountain Bike Association (www.ridesalmon.com)
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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


  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • AKA
    lime creek, lime creek shuttle,
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
  • Direction
    One Direction
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More Stats for Twelvemile to Lime Creek mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -2,401 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,341 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,741 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,341 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,536 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
Sep 22, 2021 @ 2:15pm
Sep 22, 2021
Trail is clear as of 09/22/2021.
Twelvemile Meadow
Aug 7, 2021 @ 6:39am
Aug 7, 2021
Haynes Fire Closure lifted. https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/7638/62635/
Twelvemile Meadow
Aug 7, 2021 @ 6:39am
Aug 7, 2021
Still trees down in the upper section near the stock tank. Haynes Fire Closure lifted. https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/7638/62635/
Lime Creek
Jun 19, 2021 @ 10:34pm
Jun 19, 2021
Cut out 2 down trees. Clear of all deadfall.
Lime Creek (West)
Jun 7, 2021 @ 8:02am
Jun 7, 2021
Clear as a bell.
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