This is a short gravel road that leads into the BLM Croy Trailhead. The trailhead is the primary access for the Croy Trail Network and the Croy motocross track. There is a vault toilet and kiosk at the trailhead. The kiosk has a large map posted on it describing the trail network (You may want to take a picture of the map with your phone; for later reference.)
Trail development around Hailey and Bellevue has been limited by several factors. Steep topography and large tracts of private property are a couple of the things that helped make expanded trails development a rather slow moving train. The steep canyon walls are formed by the underlying sedimentary rocks of the Milligen and Wood River Formations. Where the landscape is not as steep, private ownership often prevents construction of public trail systems, and a checkerboard of private and public holdings elsewhere in the region creates other impediments to the development of trails networks.
Croy Canyon contains a large amount of public property managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The rolling landscape created by the underlying Challis Volcanics and reasonable access across private land helped point to this area as a place where the idea of new trails development could be explored. In 2009, after years of effort by the BLM Shoshone Field Office and local trail advocates this potential was realized with the construction of more than fifteen-miles of singletrack trail on the north side of the drainage. Since then the Croy Trail Network has been expanded. It now boasts around 20 miles of trails.
The Croy trails are especially popular in the early spring. They dry out and open earlier than most all of the trails in the more northern portions of the Wood River Valley, so they are prized for their ability to provide us with an early season trail and wildflower fix.
Though the new trails in the Croy Canyon network are open to all user groups (with some limitations), they were built with two-wheeled users in mind. The meandering routes and large-radius, bermed turns make riding these trails both challenging and fun. Most, but not all, of the Croy trails were also designed to accomadate beginner and intermediate bicyclists. Many of the trails include areas where a beginner will need to push their bike, but beyond these, the trails include long stretches where riders can hone there skills and fitness as they learn to ride more and more demanding grades and technical trail features. Great trails for early season and for "stepping-it-up" to the next level.
Directions: Travel west out of Hailey for about 3.5 miles on Bullion St./Croy Canyon Road. The signed Trailhead Road into the Croy Trailhead will be on the right/north side of the road.