Hike through Draper Preserve

Hailey, Idaho

3.0/5
based on 1 reviews

Details

Distance

0.6 miles

Elevation Gain

100 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Description

Added by Sara Sheehy

Bring your camera for this beautiful, quick hike close to downtown Hailey.

Draper Preserve is a family friendly, dog friendly, photograph friendly hike accessible from the center of Hailey. 

Lion Park, the starting point of this hike, has ample parking, a covered picnic area, and bathroom facilities. In the winter there is also a warming hut for the nearby cross country ski trails (trail pass required for the ski trails).

Take off from the covered picnic area and hike the boardwalk through Draper's wetlands. Moose are commonly seen in this area, and have been known to join hikers on the boardwalk.

Cross the Big Wood River on the uniquely designed Bow Pedestrian Bridge. On the other side, turn right to follow the river. Riverside beaches dot the trail, which eventually fades. Turn around and re-cross the bridge to return to your car.

Be sure to snap a few shots on or near the Bow Bridge - it's a popular spot for photography.

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Features

Fitness
Chillin
Photography
Hiking
Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Forest
Groups
Picnic Area
River
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife
ADA Accessible

Reviews

The Draper preserve is a nice quiet spot to walk down by the river when you need a slice of tranquility. Can get pretty busy though depending on when you go. I’ve encountered moose on two different occasions so stay frosty!

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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