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Taylor Canyon Trail #324
Details (2/22/2024)
Status: Partial
Difficulty: Intermediate
Uses: Mt Biking & Hiking & Equestrian
Length: 3.82 miles
Start: 6,297'
End: 6,381'
Min: 6,297'
Max: 7,516'
Gain: 1,489'
Loss: -1,425'
Elevation Profile
// track pieces: 1735, // elevation pieces: 1735
Trailhead Forecast (2/22/2024)
Description / Access Information
Taylor Canyon Trail #324: Close to Ketchum, but it is a little more lightly used than some other trails in the area.
This route is best done to catch the early summer flowers or fall leaves which color Griffin Butte across the river. The Taylor Canyon trail was originally built in 1986 for $13,000 raised through a combination of private funds from the horseback riding community and a matching trail development grant.
Directions: To get to Taylor Canyon Trail #324 head north from Ketchum for 3.4 miles to the Lake Creek Road on the right/east side of the highway. Follow Lake Creek road up through the Lake Creek subdivision. If you are driving to access the trail, please drive slowly and safely through the neighborhood. After about a mile the road turns to dirt/gravel just before the Forest Service Boundary. The signed Taylor Canyon Road is just up ahead on the left. Follow it to the start of the loop. The access point has very limited parking; room for about a half-dozen cars or so, and the parking spots are quite tippy. There is a large open area for parking near the mouth of the Lake Creek Canyon and near to the Forest Service boundary sign. This area may be useful to those pulling a horse trailer, or who otherwise need parking other than that found at the start of the trail.

*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.