Croy Creek Recreation Area
and Trail Network
West of Hailey, Idaho
Croy Creek Trail System, located west of Hailey, Idaho, is a trail system and skills development area that was designed and constructed primarily for motorcycle riders and mountain bikers. However, hikers and equestrians are also allowed. The area is jointly managed by BLM and Blaine County.
In May through June 2014, Shoshone BLM is partnering with the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA), Blaine County Recreation District and local volunteers to reconstruct trails in this area damaged during the 2013 Beaver Creek Fire.
The BLM became involved in planning and building the Croy Creek trails in 1998, when the Shoshone BLM began receiving requests for more single-track, non-motorized trails near Hailey. The nearly 370 miles of trails on the Sawtooth National Forest mostly remained snowed-in until late spring or early summer, and most existing routes closer to Hailey and at lower elevations crossed private land at least once. Working with rider groups, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Blaine County and the BLM set about identifying routes on public land that would be sustainable, offer scenic and challenging rides, and impact wildlife as little as possible. The trails have been a huge success receiving approximately 15 - 20,000 visits per season. Residents and local communities have received numerous personal, social, and economic benefits as well as the environmental benefits of having a well-designed and sustainable trail system.
The County and BLM also worked together to design trails that would fit the terrain. The trails have been constructed through a variety of contracts, agreements, partnerships and volunteer efforts including the current assistance agreement with IMBA to help reconstruct the trails, bringing us Croy 2.0.
Blaine County Trails and Pathways website – maps and detailed information about all trails in the Wood River Valley.
For more information, contact the BLM Shoshone Field Office at 208-732-7200. For information on the Hailey Community Bike Park, contact Sun Valley Road and Dirt, 208-788-9184.
VIDEOS: Beginner ride - Punchline (GO-Pro, large file) | Expert ride - Punchline
Rules of the Trail
Please help ensure continued enjoyment of this special place by being a good neighbor to those who live in surrounding subdivisions. Do not ride motorcyles late in the evening or after dark. Keep noise to a minimum, which includes emission levels below 96 decibels. Noise emission levels can be tested at local motorcyle shops.
Ride on open trails only - Call the BLM if you are uncertain about the status of a trail. Do not trespass on private land. Obtain permits or other authorization as required.
Leave No Trace - Be sensitive to the dirt beneath you: wet and muddy trails are more vulnerable to damage than dry ones. When the trail is soft, consider other riding options. If mud is sticking to your tires or shoes, turn back! This also means staying on existing trails and not creating new ones. Don't cut switchbacks. Pack out as much as you pack in.
Control your bicycle or motorcyle - Inattention for even a moment could put you and others at risk. Obey all regulations and recommendations, and ride within your limits.
Yield to others - Do your utmost to let your fellow users know you're coming - a friendly greeting or bell ring are good methods. Try to anticipate other trail users as you ride around corners. Bicyclists and motorcycles should yield to all other trail users. Bikes traveling downhill should yield to ones headed uphill, unless the trail is clearly signed for one-way or downhill-only traffic. Strive to make each pass a safe and courteous one. There is a great history of user compatibility (shared-use trails) in the Wood River Valley. Please help maintain these positive relationships by being courteous to all other trail users.
Never scare animals - Animals are easily startled by an unannounced approach, a sudden movement or a loud noise. Give animals enough room and time to adjust to you. When passing horses, use special care and speak to the horseback riders. Your voice is a signal to horses that you are human and not a threat. Ask equestrians for instructions and be patient - it may take a few moments to facilitate a passing. Running cattle and disturbing wildlife are serious offenses.
Plan ahead - Know your equipment, your ability and the area in which you are riding - and prepare accordingly. Strive to be self-sufficient - keep your equipment in good repair and carry necessary supplies for changes in weather or other conditions. Always wear a helmet and other appropriate safety gear.