Known to locals as "the bike path," the Wood River Trails is a system of paved multi-use trails connecting the communities in the Wood River Valley around Ketchum. In summer biking, inline skating, walking and jogging are popular trail activities. In winter, cross-country skiers and snowshoers come out en force.
With more than 30 miles of paved paths, the system offers spectacular recreational opportunities amid equally spectacular scenery. All services are available in Ketchum and Sun Valley but you won't find fast food chains. Instead, check out one of the many good restaurants and cafés to refuel after a hardy and enjoyable workout.
Free maps and trail guides are available at the chambers of commerce, Hailey's recreation district office, or at any sports store.
The Wood River Trails system was featured as a Trail of the Month by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy.
Access and parking for the Wood Valley Trail system is available in numerous places along the route. Check the map for specific locations.
We rode this trail in August 2010 and it is wonderful. We rode one way and had a shuttle truck at the south end. It is very flat. Great ride.
"August 24th, 2005, we rode up hill from Hailey to Ketchum in the morning and had lunch followed by sightseeing. The ride back down hill was into the wind and more work than pleasure. Great paved path without much shade. Suggest you check wind direction ...
"Overall, this is a good trail to ride on. The trail features some nice Idaho mountain scenery. Local weather effects tend to give the area a northerly wind at night and in the morning and a southerly wind in the afternoon and evening. If you want a double ...