Croy Creek Recreation Area
and Trail Network
West of Hailey, Idaho
Croy Creek Trail System is a skills development area jointly managed by BLM and Blaine County located in south-central Idaho, west of Hailey. The trails were designed and constructed primarily for motorcycle riders and mountain bikers, but hikers and equestrians are also welcome. The trails receive approximately 15,000 - 20,000 visits per season.
In May and June 2015, Shoshone BLM partnered with local volunteers to reconstruct trails in this area damaged during the 2013 Beaver Creek Fire. The newly re-constructed trails officially opened in July 2015 thanks to help from volunteers including the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA), Blaine County Recreation District (BCRD), Great Basin Institute, Blaine County, Wood River Bicycle Coalition, Rotarun Ski Area, Sage Springs Homeowners, Sawtooth Backcountry Horsemen, Wise Guy Pizza and all the individual community volunteers. Check out the video featuring our volunteers!
Croy Creek Trail System began in 1998 to help accomodate the need to have more single-track, non-motorized trails near Hailey. The nearly 370 miles of trails on the Sawtooth National Forest were 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. BLM worked with rider groups, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game and Blaine County, to identify routes on public land that would be sustainable, offer scenic and challenging rides, impact wildlife as little as possible and fit the terrain. The resulting trails were constructed through a variety of contracts, agreements, partnerships and volunteer efforts including the current assistance agreement with IMBA. Residents and local communities now enjoy numerous personal, social, economic and environmental benefits as a result of this well-designed, sustainable trail system.
Check out the Blaine County Trails and Pathways website for 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: Experience a Beginner Ride - Punchline (GO-Pro, large file) | Experience an 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.