A great warmup when heading from Hailey out to the Croy trail system. This trail was created as an alternative access route between town and the Croy trails. It provides a path that is more separated from the motor vehicle traffic found on the paralleling, paved Croy Creek Road.
The Croy Creek Trail was created in 2010 as a result of collaboration between Blaine County, Wood River Bicycle Coalition, Blaine County Recreation District, and was funded by a grant from Specialized Bicycle Co. The idea was to increase connectivity and give cyclists a non-motorized way to access the Croy Trail system when riding from Hailey.
Phase I of the project (Carbonate to Democrat) was completed in the fall 2010 using all volunteer labor. Phase II was completed during the summer of 2011.
Trail users are asked to be especially careful where the trail crosses roads and driveways, and at the several locations along the route where footbridges span drainage channels. Bicyclists are encouraged to stop and walk their bikes across bridges and other trail obstacles.
Directions: In Hailey at the stoplight intersection of Main Street/Hwy 75 and Bullion Street, head west on Bullion Street for 0.4 miles to the parking area for the Carbonate Trail, which is just over the river, on the right/north. The Croy Creek Tr. departs from the west end of the parking area, right next to the road. The trail travels along the shoulder of the road briefly before gaining a location out of the borrow pit and onto slightly higher ground as it continues to head west adjacent to the paved Bullion Street/Croy Creek Road. The western terminus of the trail is at the BLM Trailhead. For directions to the trailhead please see this site's description of the Croy Trailhead Road.
*For more detailed descriptions, topo maps, and information on the history, geology, and wildflowers of the Wood River Valley pick up a copy of Exploring Sun Valley online or find it at one of several local shops.