The most direct access to the McCoy Creek Trail is from Alpine, WY, off Highway 89. The trailhead is located on the upper end of Palisades Reservoir and parallels the southwest edge of the reservoir for about seven miles until it crosses where McCoy Creek feeds into the reservoir. Much like Fall Creek, this is a tight drainage so it tends to hold cooler temperatures due to its protection from the sun. The total length of the trail is about 30 miles to where it connects to Brockman and Long Valley trails on the west end. Much like all the other trails, there are plenty of options you can take to peel off on inner loops to diversify your ride.