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Level: Intermediate
Length: 12 mi (19.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +580/ -499 ft
Total: 3 riders

Mountain Biking CDT - Flume Creek Section

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#136 of 316 mountain bike trails in Idaho
#7,387 in the world

This section of the CDT is all singletrack, some buff and sweet, some rocky but

no too much so. Check "CDT Goldstone South" for the CDT section heading

north from this same spot.

From the parking spot, follow the 2-track through an old hunting camp looking

for the classic USFS tree blazes (upside down exclamation point scraped into the

bark) marking the CDT soon after. These blazes will mark the trail from here on

until you reach the high meadows and some cairns at the turnaround point 6

miles later. The trail is wooded but if you are patient you will be rewarded with

some huge views into Montana and of Idaho's southern Lemhi Mountains.

First added by chukt on Jun 17, 2012. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Take Idaho 28 seventeen miles from Salmon to Seventeen mile Road, just past

the QB Beam Plant. Go left here about a half mile, then right at the “T” onto

the gravel Lemhi Road. Drive two miles and turn left on Warm Spring Wood

Road, cross the cattle guard, and proceed up on the Backcountry Byway. Follow

this road about two more miles to Sharkey Hot Spring. From Sharkey keep on

the Backcountry Byway for another ten miles, climbing through the foothills,

past several Lewis and Clark info turnouts, and on up into the timber. At Road

#184, go hard left when you see a sign for “Reservoir Lake”--leaving the Wood

Road--for another mile to 2-track that takes off to the right. Park and ride.
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  • sidehiller1

    A good high elevation forested ride for a hot day. You will be riding in the lodgepole pines with ocassional openings for views in this area. Several other great rides in the nearby area. Intermediate riders should have a great time on this trail.

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