12 miles
Distance
2,002 ft
Climb
-4,403 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
  • Ridelogs
    1
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
    -3.6%
  • Grade max
    -75.7%
  • Grade min
    57.5%
  • 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

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Twelvemile Meadow
Oct 9, 2020 @ 9:02pm
Oct 9, 2020
All clear except for about 5 large down trees in the short section between the meadows at the top end.
Twelvemile Meadow
Jul 20, 2020 @ 11:29am
Jul 20, 2020
5 or 6 larger trees down, easy to ride around or climb over.
Lime Creek
Jul 13, 2020 @ 9:47pm
Jul 13, 2020
Cut out about 20 down trees. All clear except for 2 trees that were too big for the handsaw (easy to step over).
Porcupine Spring
Jul 12, 2020 @ 8:43am
Jul 12, 2020
The gate was closed (and locked) so maybe the firewood access got closed early.
Lime Creek (West)
Jul 4, 2020 @ 10:07pm
Jul 4, 2020
All clear.
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