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When: October 20, 2021 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: The Community Library, 415 Spruce Ave, Sun Valley, ID 83353, USA

This past summer, the Wood River Trails Coalition conducted a comprehensive trail user survey project across many of our community’s most popular trail systems on the Ketchum Ranger District. Through a mix of both survey responses and infrared counter data, we have come to a better understanding of trail user numbers and residency type, spatial and temporal patterns of use, and our users’ preferences for things like trail design, parking availability, and trail information sources. We invite the public to join us for a presentation of the results from this project, in addition to an open-ended discussion about where we go from here with future surveying efforts and a growing trail community in the Wood River Valley. Refreshments will be provided and all are welcome! Date: 10/20/21 Time: 6:00 PM Location: Community Library in Ketchum This presentation will be live streamed at The Community Library may allow a limited number of attendees to join us in the Lecture Hall for this presentation. Please visit for updated information.  

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Bucket List, Skiing & Snowboarding, Winter

9 Off Mountain Winter Activities to do in Sun Valley, Idaho

…Nordic Center. If commuting is more your style, hop on the Wood River Trail for a flat, groomed trail that runs up and down the valley. Fat bike rentals are…

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Fall, Family, Summer, Uncategorized

Sun Valley Bike Path Sightseeing Tour

The Wood River Trail aka “the bike path” runs over 20 miles between the Wood River Valley from Bellevue up to Sun Valley. The area encompassing Ketchum and Sun Valley…

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RiverFest – Reimagined

When: July 4, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Lyons Park in Hailey

Riverfest Reimagined – Story Stations at Draper Wood River Preserve in Hailey, Howard Preserve in Bellevue, Colorado Gulch in Hailey, and Box Car Bend Preserve in the mid-Valley. The Wood River Land Trust Riverfest has been a beloved community event that brings us together after the Fourth of July Parade.  It’s been a celebration of our love of this place we all call home – featuring bands, kids’ activities, and local food booths all in the presence of our beloved Big Wood River.  This year, out of an abundance of caution for our friends and neighbors, the Wood River Land Trust is reimagining Riverfest. During this time of social distancing and COVID-19 uncertainty, more than ever, the Big Wood River has been a source of happiness for our community.  From walking along its banks while social distancing, to watching trout spawning below the Bow Bridge in Hailey, many of us have reconnected with and rediscovered our love of the Big Wood River. The Wood River Land Trust’s re-imagined Riverfest is inviting the community to write a love letter to the river.  As you’re spending time with your family on the 4th of July this year, consider taking a walk at …

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Biking, Bucket List, Summer

Sun Valley, Idaho: Your Next Mountain Biking Bucket List Destination

…of fun flow and jump lines. Baldy Trails Info Forbidden Fruit Trail Info Galena Trail Info Epic Territory photo: Ray J. Gadd   Osberg’s Ridge Still want more and willing…

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BCRD Ski Free Day

When: February 20, 2021 all-day
Where: BCRD Nordic and Snowshoe Trails

Blaine County Recreation District (BCRD) invites the community to Nordic ski and snowshoe for free on all BCRD winter trails on Saturday, February 20. BCRD grooms and maintains over 200 kilometers of Nordic ski and snowshoe trails throughout the Wood River Valley, including 60-plus kilometers of trails at community-owned Galena Lodge; the 31-kilometer Harriman Trail; 22 kilometers of trails Quigley Nordic, just minutes from downtown Hailey; and the 32-kilometer Wood River Trail, which is always free to enjoy. A map of all BCRD’s winter trails can be found at With an increase in skiers and snowshoers enjoying the trails this season, BCRD asks that all users: Pick up their dog’s waste and dispose of it properly when skiing or snowshoeing on a dog-friendly trail. Be aware that walking is not allowed on any Nordic ski or snowshoe trail, with the exception of the Wood River Trail. Ski and snowshoe rentals are available at gear shops in Hailey, Ketchum, and at Galena Lodge. Stay flexible in their plans, including having a backup plan in case their preferred parking lot is full, as may happen on busy days. Be kind and courteous to other trail users. This year, Mountain Rides is …

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Family, Winter

Off-Mountain Winter Family Fun

Trail, on sections of Sun Valley’s Nordic trails and the Big Wood Golf course even offers a couple fat bike specific winter trails. Make Some Art In a lot of…

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Family, Summer

Summer Fun for Kids in Sun Valley, Idaho

…photo: Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Bike to the Sawtooth Botanical Garden Hop on the paved Wood River Trail and bike four miles to the Sawtooth Botanical Garden. Garden paths weave past…

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Dining, Fall, Hiking

An Autumnal Weekend in Sun Valley: A Perfect Two-Day Itinerary

…feet? A hike up Proctor Mountain provides excellent views of the changing Aspens below in the valley as well as Bald Mountain. Or, stroll the Wood River Trail, a paved…

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Women’s History Month: Early Women of the Wood River Valley

…community and love for the Wood River Valley. She was one of the founders and presidents of the Idaho Trail Council, being very passionate about the outdoors and recreation. In…